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screen resolution ?

Postby nickademon on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:43 pm

just downloaded mint and installed on harddrive, and can't seem to get the screen to show a proper picture(4 images instead of one)system consist of 3dfx voodoo3 agp video card ,AMD slot A 950 mghz proc, 756ghz ram, any other specs needed just ask.
any help would be great,thanks inadvance

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Re: screen resolution ?

Postby Zwopper on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:45 pm

What type of monitor do you have (LCD or CRT), and what size (in inches)?
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Re: screen resolution ?

Postby nickademon on Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:50 pm

crt ,12 inch, this is an old system setup , but runs good,well except for now :oops:
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Re: screen resolution ?

Postby Zwopper on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:13 pm

* press Ctrl + Alt + F1
* login with your user name and password
* type:
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xorg xserver-xorg

* go through all the steps and when you get to the monitor settings make sure you select "easy" and chose your monitor size, that should do it.
* press Ctrl + Alt + Backspace (to restart the xserver), and hopefully it works, sometimes a reboot does the trick...
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Re: screen resolution ?

Postby nickademon on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:19 pm

thank you very much, i will give this a try and post back with results.

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