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Old 05-05-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation KDE under Debian 3.0

I just installed Debian and started up X, but even though I set up my desktop to not have a larger virtual screen than physical screen, the resolution is always 480x640 and I the resolution that I chose when configuring is virtual. This translates to horrible quality and a lot of scrolling. What did I do wrong and how do I correct this? I already ran xf86config, but this did not seem to help at all.
Old 05-05-2003, 04:09 PM   #2
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Why not use the KDE control center ?
Old 05-06-2003, 12:59 AM   #3
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debian config

Debian 3.0 doesn't use the xf86config file, instead it used XF86CONFIG-4 which is in the /etc/X11 directory. The best, super-easy way to get what you want is to type (as root)

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

you'll find options for your screen size in the panels that follow.

Good luck!


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