Question about Screen Resolution

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Question about Screen Resolution

Post by Ken_Kaniff » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:52 am

Hi there,

I've got a newbie question about screen resolution.

After my decent computer had died I got an old machine from a friend.

I decided to try Mint Linux 3.0 XFce. I like it a lot but I hate the screen resolution.

The desktop settings in my XFce show the available options:
1. (default)
2. 800x560
3. 640x600

Before, with the old computer I had better resolution. What does it depend on?
It's it the graphic card? If it is the graphic card, how do I determine what I'm running at the moment.

The only thing I know about the current machine is that it's got the 733 MHz processor and I'm running 384MB RAM memory.

Thanks, Ken.

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Post by Husse » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:46 am

There is a tool in xfce to change screen resolution - don't know where and what it might be called as my xfce install is screwed up at the moment - probably because the installation of Cassandra KDE I just made screwed up the UUID of my partitions :(
Otherwise you have to edit xorg.conf - lots of posts about that, but I hope you don't have to do it
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