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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Problem setting up display. Reply with quote

Hi, i have a GeForce 6600GT and an old packard bell monitor, but the best display i could get was 800 x 600, when the max is 1024 x 768, and the mouse was not showing it was working coz sometimes a widget would be highlighted. any ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Problem setting up display. Reply with quote

Have you run the X config application? (either xorg.conf or xf86conf)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: RE: Problem setting up display. Reply with quote

Well when i try to set up hte display during the installation almost all the option give a very bad picture exact at 800 x 600 but i can use the mouse
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: RE: Problem setting up display. Reply with quote

What distribution are you using? It may help, as some distros have graphical ways of achieving what Alloydog recommends above.

If you are using Mandrake/iva or PCLinuxOS, use the M/P Control Centre to make 1024x768 available. If not, you will have to do as alloydog says in the post above.

I found on my laptop with PCLinuxOS, although the liveCD correctly booted up at 1024x768, after installation it only worked in 800x600, but going through the control centre I was able to put this right. When you are told to "Restart X Server" close all programs and press CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to do this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: RE: Problem setting up display. Reply with quote

what is the M/P Control Centre, i'm using mandriva 2005LE
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