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Old 08-25-2001, 02:36 PM   #1
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Angry monitor mayhem

having finally sorted out my linux installation, i'm stuck in crappy 640 by 480. is there any way to change this (i.e. specify a different monitor to use) other than re-installing again?
Old 08-25-2001, 02:45 PM   #2
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What kind of monitor?
What graphics adapter?
Which Distribution (linux)?
Old 08-27-2001, 06:41 AM   #3
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Angry monitor mishaps

monitor: siemens nixdorf 14 in
graphics card: matrox MGA mystique PCI
linux: mandrake 8.0

any ideas?
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If you've already entered the correct specs for your monitor, you don't want to change those.

Have you tried running Xconfigurator to select higher resolutions? You can select multiple resolutions, and once in X, you can toggle through them on-the-fly by pressing CTRL + ALT + the numeric keypad's "+" or "-" keys.

Also, you can look in your XF86Config-4 file under the "screens" section to see which video server X is using and what resolutions are currently available. Make sure you're using the right server for your particular card, and that there are more resolutions listed than just "640x480".


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