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#1 pr-man

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 12:40 AM

Yoper
Suse Linux 9.2
Simply Mepis
Xandros Desktop 3.0 Deluxe
CentOS

I have tried Yoper, Xandros and CentOS briefly. Xandros seemed to have the most included nice software and very user friendly but unlike Yoper which installed 3d enabled Geforce2 go drivers for me at install I still cannot figure out how to install same type of drivers on Xandros. Yoper allowed me to set monitor 1600x1200 lcd which is correct. Xandros would stick to super vga 1024x768 no matter what i did. Yoper also seems much faster than Xandros on my P3 lappy. Ok comment away
[Edited by pr-man on 2005-02-19 17:14:12]


#2 SoulNothing

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 08:15 AM

all right the thing to check would be whether the sync is correctly set and the resolution is provided so open an editor go to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or for xorg /etc/X11/xorg.conf and scroll down to something like this

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"

(dont know if lcds need refresh rates)

then scroll down to something like this

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

if the set resolution is not entered say like this

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

add in with a "1600x1200" and any other resolutions, or if you have other distros on the pc that have the correct resolution, just copy over the config file hope this helps




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