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Old 03-06-2004, 03:55 AM   #1
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Reverting the resolution

Hi, I have just installed Linux today (yay!). At first during the installation I tried using 800 x 600 resolution with 65k colour. I decided to change it into 1024 x 768 with 24 bit colour. However after reboot, instead of giving me a neat screen, it gives me a blank screen. It appears that my Linux is actually running, it's just that my monitor wouldn't display that resolution for me. What should I do to revert it back? Thank you for any advice.
Old 03-06-2004, 05:43 AM   #2
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Try pressing [Ctrl][Alt][-] to cycle through available modes. I don't know if this works during boot-up or not though.

Old 03-06-2004, 05:46 AM   #3
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If on that state, you press CTRL+ALT+F2, you'll get a "console" access (kind of "rescue" mode if you like), and there you could run "xf86config" command as root user so you can create a different config more suitable for your monitor.
Old 03-06-2004, 05:58 AM   #4
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If you get a command line with ctrl+alt+f2 you might also want to try "XFdrake" if its working it may be easier to use and configure your resolution. It is for me but then I'm still an extreme newbie.
Old 03-06-2004, 06:00 AM   #5
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