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Hello, I've installed the newest version of slackware, and I'm not very good at working the system. I have two questions... My screen size is set at 640 by 480 ...
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    A bit of help, please


    Hello, I've installed the newest version of slackware, and I'm not very good at working the system. I have two questions...

    My screen size is set at 640 by 480 and that's the only size I can select from. How do change it to something higher?

    I can't get my sound to work. How can I fix this?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Sound: If you have the you should be able to fix this with
    Code:
    alsaconf
    in a terminal as root, and then you can set the mixer settings with
    Code:
    alsamixer
    and store the settings with
    Code:
    alsactl store
    Screen size: You can try changing with Ctrl+Alt+ the + or - buttons on your numpad. If nothing happens you must edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and in the section regarding resolutions, add some, this is an example of the resolution part of my file:
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 1"
    Device "VESA Framebuffer"
    Monitor "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    EndSection
    Once it is save press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X and now you should be able to use Ctrl+Alt+ the + or - buttons on your numpad to change the res.
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