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I have a pentium 75 laptop that I am running zipslack 10.1 on. I have installed all of the X11 stuff and it starts. When I start fluxbox it is ...
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    messed up resolution


    I have a pentium 75 laptop that I am running zipslack 10.1 on. I have installed all of the X11 stuff and it starts. When I start fluxbox it is way to big for the screen and the lettering is huge. Please help me with this. Thanks
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    Sounds like an X config problem. Check the XF86config file to see if the entries match your hardware properly. That happens sometimes when the wrong video card driver is used, and
    it can't set the resolution specified in the config file.
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    I searched for that file and it is no where to be found. Any ideas??
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    The file you need will be in /etc/X11.
    Look for XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf.
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    alright thanks for all the help here. I did a little more research and found the chipset of my video and the capabilities of it, and was more specific in the xorgconfig, and it works great. Thanks again.
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    LapTop Toshiba 105s. Pentium 75, 45 meg ram, 500 mg hdd.
    Server Compaq Proliant 166 mhz cpu. 168 meg ram, 2 x 4 gig hdd, 2 x 9 gig hdd

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