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Re: [SLE] monitor resolution problem
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 12:51:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <e7eeb23050726105131b00974@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 7/26/05, Mike Markiw III <mmarkiw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had to switch monitors on one of my systems running Suse 9.2 today. The old monitor ran at 1280x1024 I believe, or it might have been 1024x768. Either way, the backup monitor I put on it is a much older model that I think can only support 800x600.
> Right now, when I bring up the system the monitor display is totally un-readable. It's compressed vertically and is constantly scrolling horizontally. However, if I bring it up in failsafe mode, it displays the command line just fine.
> I won't have access to a larger, newer monitor for at least a week or two as it stands, so I want to try and change the resolution that KDE desiplays from the command line. Can anyone tell me what files I need to modify, and what I would need to set to display as 800x600? Other suggestions for trouble-shooting are also welcome ;)
> Thanks in advance!
> -Mike

while at command prompt, start:
# sax2 -l

This will star sax2 in low resolution mode, so you can make the
appropriate changes.

Svetoslav Milenov (Sunny)

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