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So I just installed Mandrake, everything is fine, And all of a sudden the screen freaks out, and likethe screen is too big for the monitor and scrolls around when ...
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    So I just installed Mandrake, everything is fine, And all of a sudden the screen freaks out, and likethe screen is too big for the monitor and scrolls around when I move the mouse. So I have no idea what I'm doing, no Idea what I'm clicking on. I heard about this problem before, but I can't find the thread with the solution. Now mind, I know nothing of linux yet, so any and all help would be appreciated.

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    Sounds like the screen resolution is wrong. If you enter the Mandriva control centre where you configure your computer, you should be able to alter it there.
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    You mean when it's booting up, go in and change the settings there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsonfire
    You mean when it's booting up, go in and change the settings there?
    No. Assuming you can access menus after you've booted, go into 'Configure my computer' and search for the display settings in there. It's easier to try changing things from there if you're a newbie. You'll need to supply your root password to change those settings.

    If you're using a newish monitor it's probably capable of very high resolutions, so if your settings aren't right then that could explain your problem.
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    That what my first idea was, but the problem is so bad, that I can't see the cursor because the screen is tweaking out so bad. So is their away I could do it all through commands?

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