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Problem setting up display.

Postby Jason » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:27 pm

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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RE: Problem setting up display.

Postby alloydog » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:38 pm

Have you run the X config application? (either xorg.conf or xf86conf)
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RE: Problem setting up display.

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:06 pm

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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RE: Problem setting up display.

Postby davecs » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:13 pm

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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RE: Problem setting up display.

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:16 pm

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