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    Configuring Resolution and Colors via terminal


    Wondering how to configure monitor resolution and colors via the terminal - in other words, what files do I need to edit and how do I go about editing them? I know of the "vi" text editor, but I don't have that installed (don't ask).

    BTW - I need to do this so that I can access the mandrake 9 GUI mode - (I think I set too many colors during setup)

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    One good idea would be to just run Xconfigurator.
    If you don't want that, there are several text editors; emacs, pico, nano, joe, etc.
    XFree86's config file is /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
    You can also create a new config file with "X -configure". Then edit it to suit your needs more specifically, if it doesn't already.
    Useful information can be found in XF86Config(5)

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    Thanks Dolda2000!

    You're the best!

    I think I've got everything figured out for now...

    My hope is now rekindled in Linux

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