switching between 640x480 1280x780 etc ...

switching between 640x480 1280x780 etc ...

Post by j » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00

>How do I switch my video modes?  I tried searching through the news groups
>with no luck, i'm sure it's simple, someone pls explain.

CTRL    ALT     +       or      -

For permanent change, do





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Hi !

I've installed Red Hat Linux 7.1 and it's up and running. I'm able to
most of the jobs except a few minor problems which are a major
irritant. Please take time to advise me on these... the problems are :

1) I've a 17" monitor (Samsung Syncmaster 750s) and it displays most
of the windows properly except the Control Center (I hope the name is
correct... which is used for various configuration tasks) window which
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either. While installing I gave a resolution of 640 X 480 and I don't
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800 X 600 (or something else)...

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I wanted to write a shoter mail but half the info could be wrong
info... Please help as I've been grappling with this for quite some

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