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    resetting screen resolution

    Hey hey,

    I finally managed to install a dual boot on my p2 box.
    No I can take my time to learn Linux (starting with the suse version).
    The problem is that for my second box I have an old screen, with a 640x480 resolution as result.
    By the way, it's even an old super-vga screen.

    You can imagine that always scrolling from the top to the feet of a site, from the left to the right of a window isn't the 'jippiest' thing to do. That's where my question begins.

    I logged in as root. No prob so far.
    When i typed XFconfig, no prob; but i have to reset all things on my pc like keyboard, mouse, videocard, ....

    So somebody told me that when I could change the resolution in /etc/X11/XF86Config .
    Okay, that's okay, but how do I get in there, how do I change it?

    Thought you guys here could help me out...

    Greetz,

    LB

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    rebmeM roineS enilnOitnA steve.milner's Avatar
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    At a prompt type

    man XF86Config

    For info on how to alter your XF86Config file.

    or

    Type XF86Config Screen Resolution Example into google

    and click on the first link

    http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome.../msg00234.html
    HTH Steve

    <edit>
    If you are looking for an editor try typing vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
    Type man vi for instructions.

    If you're running gnome try gedit /etc/X11/XF86Config
    </edit>

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    thx for the info!

    Greetz,

    LB

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    Hello Little Brother! Glad you got it working buddy.

    /me hugs Little Brother

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