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Old 04-04-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Not able to lower screen resolution (KDE).

GNU/Linux kernel 2.6
Slackware 12.0
KDE 3.5.7

I've gone to Main menu>Control Center>Peripherals>Display>Size&Orientation>Screen Size and have lowered the resolution. But when I press the 'Apply' button, I'm taken back to the text console from where I ran startx where, as the first line, I can read 'startkde: Shutting down...'. If I reenter the GUI (run startx again) I see the resolution hasn't changed. What can possibly be the cause?

I've tried ctrl+alt++. This effectively zooms the screen in, but the screen gets larger than the physical screen.
Any suggestion will be welcome. Thanks for reading and regards.
Old 04-04-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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I'm not that familiar with Slackware, but with some other distros I have had to change the resolution as root for it to be permanent (i.e. to last past an X restart).
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Per the original poster's request, moved to Slackware.


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