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Old 08-19-2002, 05:27 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Geekland, Planet Earth
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
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Hello everybody. I recently installed Slackware 8.1 and I have a really BIG problem. When I try to start KDE or Gnome(or any other) the screen resolution becomes 1900x1440! I tried to configure teh X-server with xfree86setup and also with xf86config, but nothing helps! When I try to change the resolution in KDE with ctrl+alt+KP_MINUS the resolution switches to something like 320x280.
Please help me! I really like Slack and I would not want to delete it. My hardware is:
AMD Athlon 900Mhz
Monitor CTX PR711F

Thanks in advanvce!
Old 08-19-2002, 06:00 AM   #2
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Oh, I think I am seeing double. : )

I could have sworn I saw this in the Slack section too, he he he. Anyway...

When you ran xf86config and it asked you what resolutions you want to use (I think it does anyway?) did you say what you wanted? Also, try pressing CTRL ALT +/- more than once. You may eventually get to a res you like/need.

If not, post the relevant section from your XF86Config file, and see if anyone can see what's up.

Old 08-19-2002, 06:03 AM   #3
Registered: May 2002
Location: Wales
Distribution: Slack 8.1, Gentoo 1.3a, Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 7.2, Manrake 8.2
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Oh, I think I am seeing double. : )
Never Mind double I think Im seeing treble


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