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Old 02-19-2002, 01:01 AM   #1
RBLynch
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Lost in KDE land


I've been using Slackware Linux 8 on a router for a few weeks, and I'm interested in using X with a window manager for day-to-day work. Only problem is, I can't seem to make KDE change its screen resolution.

I've tried changing the "vga=" command in /etc/lilo.conf, and then running lilo. I still boot up with the exact same resolution. Editing /etc/X11/XF86Config leaves me in KDE with a screen resolution that looks to be even less than 640x480...

My XFree86 version is 4.1.0. running on an x86 with glibc 2.1. Any ideas, or suggestions?
 
Old 02-19-2002, 01:31 AM   #2
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run xf86config, when it comes time to edit your screen mode.. it wil give you an option to change your modes for each depth level.. 8, 16 or 24 bit...

select 1 to edit your default modes for 8 bit to 432 which will give you a default depth starting with 1024x768....etc
select 2 to edit your 16 bit depth mode using the same numbers 432 to have a default depth of 1024x768.. etc

its either that or you can use ctrl + alt + ( + or - on your number pad ) to change screen resolution while in X, as your default depths should or come configured as 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768, so a ctrl + alt + ( - ) will make the resolution smaller... etc etc... you'll know once you try it.

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