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I have installed mandrake linux and since then my 19" monitor broke which i ran at a hig resolution, now i have has to change to my spare 15" and ...
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    Monitor Resolution


    I have installed mandrake linux and since then my 19" monitor broke which i ran at a hig resolution, now i have has to change to my spare 15" and the resolution is to high so when linux starts my monitors tells me go **** off basically. I can get to the terminal (safe mode) but i does anyone know of the command to change resolution?!?!
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    Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file and remove the offending screen resolutions. You'll find them down the bottom and there'll be a list under your working depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file and remove the offending screen resolutions. You'll find them down the bottom and there'll be a list under your working depth.
    Can i do that under the command prompt in fail safe? if so how? i don't know of the text editor i can start from the terminal
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    just login in as root and use pico or emacs to edit out te resolutions. Then save the file and restart X-windows.
    The computer made me do it!! Slackware and SUSE too Gig\'em WHOOOOP!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyGerbil
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file and remove the offending screen resolutions. You'll find them down the bottom and there'll be a list under your working depth.
    Can i do that under the command prompt in fail safe? if so how? i don't know of the text editor i can start from the terminal
    Log in as root to a command line

    # cd /etc/X11
    # vi XF86Config

    scroll up and down to find the section

    type x to delete the characters under the cursor

    type shift ZZ to exit while saving

    type :q! to exit without saving - in case it gets messy!
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