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Old 20th December 2005, 04:38 AM
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Chose the wrong LCD/Resolution in the display setup agent! What now?

Ok so I installed fedora core 4 through virtual pc 2004 on my laptop in window mode (not full screen, meaning wide screen).

I got up to the part where the installation finished. I went through the quick wizard at first bootup of the OS. I got up to the end where it asked me screen resolution, I left it on 800x600, and I believe it said unknown monitor. After, when trying to get into the login page, the video is totally messed up. The window is stretched a lot longer.

The question I had was, how do I get back to the video agent so I can reconfigure the resolution/monitor?

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Old 20th December 2005, 05:43 AM
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Old 20th December 2005, 04:20 PM
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I went through it. The closest thing to it would of been teh NVIDIA/ATI help but I'm using intel integrated graphics. Another thing is it did display it fine, at this point the resolution output is completely wrong.

I'll just reinstall it.
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Old 28th December 2005, 12:20 AM
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Virtual PC has no support for 24/32 bit color.

To change the color depth, boot up in runlevel 3, login as root, and run

#nano /etc/X11/X.conf

then, find the lines that say Depth 24 or Depth 32 or DefaultDepth 24 and so on, and change the number to 16.
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Old 28th December 2005, 03:55 AM
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The file to edit is called /etc/X11/xorg.conf, not X.conf.

For resolution setting problems with Intel integrated graphics chips you might need to use the 915resolution tool (http://www.geocities.com/stomljen/) to adjust the video BIOS.
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