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Old 02-22-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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Text ----> Graphical Mode

I am running Mandriva Free 2006 and was wondering if someone knew if there was any keys for switching from text mode to graphical? I know ctrl+alt+f1 is how you do the converse, and also I have a question about configuring my monitor size.

The problem is in graphical mode, All four corners about 2-3 inches to big, leaving it almost useless.
I was wondering if someone could help me reconfig the
the monitor size? Here is were I think I am headed..

I haven't had a chance to read the whole man page on xorg.conf, but i probably will. If someone could point me to the light switch I would greatly appreciate it.

I am using a Westinghouse 32in and it suggests the optimal size to be 1360x768 or 720x400 both at 60Hz. As i look in etc/X11/xorg.conf

my "Monitor Section" says the following:

Id "monitor 1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
Horizsync 31.5-55
VertRefresh 40-70

Then some other lines saying it is [handled by XFdrake]

like the tv fullscreen mode or dvd mode
then all the other Modelines

Id "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

SubsSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x720

going on up to 24 depths

Old 02-22-2007, 01:31 AM   #2
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ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 are 'text' ones. ctrl-alt-f7 is the xserver (GUI).

As for changing the resolution, the line which says

DefaultColorDepth 24
Is telling xorg which colour depth to use. You need to then add the wanted resolution into the correct subsection below.

such as for me:
SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
you can add any supported resolutions between " marks.


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