--- Russell Dyas <russell.dyas(a)limehursthigh.leics.sch.uk> wrote:
Right got mandrive or what ever it is called these
Heh. "Mandriva" is its name now -- formerly "Mandrake". But like
Royal Mail briefly being called Insignia, it doesn't make much
Anyway need cause got old screen plugged into it to
need to set
etc to low size and res..
Well, in X11, the key combination CTRL ALT +, and CTRL ALT -, might
help you (That's the + amnd - keys on the numeric keypad.) Also
Mandrake's control center should allow you to change the resolution.
Right so first question how do you boot into terminal.
CTRL ALT F1
will allow you to switch to a console. If you look at your
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file, you'll find (amongst other things) a number of
lines that look like this:
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
All of these sections fall under the heading of:
To which there is also a line:
It's this line that's the key -- as the colour depth determines which
of the display sections (see above) get read. So as I use a default
colour depth of 16, all I have to do is find that section of "Display"
and change the modes, something like this:
Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768"
The *first* mode listed, is the first one tried. If that one doesn't
work, the next one is used, and so on. So all you have to is prepend
the correct mode for the colour depth being used, and you should be
fine. You'll have to make sure you restart X11, though, which the
following command should do:
Second question how can later size from terminal
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