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Old 02-02-2004, 02:43 PM   #16
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have you (OP) Figured this problem out? I finally figured it out on mine a few days ago...

Login as root.
Run xf86config from a terminal
Choose all your hardware from the lists that will eventually pop up
Once it saves, if it is like mine, it will save as 'XF86Config' under one of the two directories mentioned above.

The problem for me was that XF was reading settings from a file called 'XF86Config-4' instead of 'XF86Config'

Just cd into the directory of the config files.
then cp XF86Config-4 XF86Config-4.old to back up your old settings
then cp XF86Config XF86Config-4 to copy the settings that were made with the config tool to the file that XF actually reads from when it loads.
Old 02-02-2004, 02:56 PM   #17
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for suse
login as root on a console
init 3

Use that config program to adjust the screen
Old 05-29-2016, 08:07 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by kaz4u2dig View Post
I pieced a pc together and loaded SuSe 7.0 personal and the screen resolution is too big. Its so big that I cannot see the buttons at the bottom (OK, APPLY, CLOSE, ets..) Now how am I supposed to learn anything if on most windows I cannot say "ok". Now I managed to get around enough to search just about every setting on the KDE. The closest I came to fixing the screen resolution is "cache" if i recall correctly. when I moved it, it didnt stop on known numners such as (1024, etc.), It would stop on 1074 or something like that. Now I read just about every forum on Google trying to fix this annoying problem and I am so new to linux that I dont even know what to do with a command like "xf86config" when i put it in the Konsole logged on as root it brings up a paragraph of useless info. It lookes nothing like what the forums described. I pressed continue looking for anything to do with video... and there wasnt any.. just mouse, keyboard, etc. I also tried the command "sax" in the Konsole and I have never seen a ridiculous array of colors... screen went crazy and I had to restart my machine. How do I get a decent resolution? Please if your greatful enough to help me could you not skip over some simple things that you would normally take for granted. (eg. go to configure... where would this be... what menu), please include all characters on any commands used in the Konsole.

Maybe you should edit your config.txt file.everything is in config.txt - like the screen resolution.
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everything is in config.txt.
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why did you necro post a thread that is 12 years old?


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