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Old 01-27-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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screen size

hi all,

i am complete newbie to linux, i hav just installed it and i set me screen res to 800x600 but now i wish to change it,

i have spent ages looking and cant work it out, can someone help.

i am running suse linux 8.1 pro

Old 01-27-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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Use ctrl + alt + (plus or minus key on the numpad)
to add extra resolutions you need to edit your XF86Config file or
xorg.conf file if your using server, the files should be in /etc/X11
Old 01-27-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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i got the same problem. you have to install your graphic card drivers. if you don't install them, you cannot change your resolution of your screen.

I have installed mandrake 9.1 and its drivers were plug and play.

Old 01-27-2005, 09:57 AM   #4
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For Mandrake, you didn't say if you are seeing your screen clearly.
I will assume that you are, and

if you are using gnome go to the main menu and choose configuration.
you can make the change to the resolution there. I use 800x600 at 16 because I have it installed on an older system and that helps in speed too.

For some reason, my system won't run the KDE so I can't guide you with that.
Based on this info you should be able to find the configuration in KDE as well.
Then just click apply and it should be okay.


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