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Old 06-02-2002, 05:14 PM   #1
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X troubles

Hey all...

I am having trouble configuring X. I am using KDE. The video card I am using is an old 3DFX Voodoo 3 16 MB card. For some reason I am unable to get a resolution of 1024x768. The option is displayed in the X config area of KDE but it wont stay there. When I restart it goes right back to 800x600. I noticed that when I go to make the changes it always gives me the option of using XFree86 3.somthing, XFree86 4.5 (I believe) and XFree86 4.5 with 3D acceleration. I have tried all three of these and nothing changes. I am sorry I cant give you the exact versions for the XFre86. At this point I messed around with it so much that when I boot into KDE I get a blank black screen. How can I configure this manually so I can atleast boot into KDE again and then after that how can I get it to display 1024x768??

Thanks for the help!

Old 06-02-2002, 10:02 PM   #2
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X Problem

Try using the xf86config command to atleast boot your box to kde....

Then to make the default display to 1024x768 you have to edit the ' XF86Config ' file manually.

Under the screen sections if your using DefaultDepth 16

you should edit the line under:

Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600"
ViewPort 0 0

What ever is the first resolution in the Modes line will be the default resolution....

Hope this helps....

Old 06-02-2002, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanx for the help! Everything is working great now!


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