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Old 02-05-04, 08:05 AM   #3
eje4
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I finally figured out what the problem was. It was that my monitor type was "unknown" in the linux display configuration. I'm a newcomer to linux, and I had assumed that since the linux installation procedure successfully detected by graphics card type, that everything should work. But I've since been told that if your monitor type is not defined properly in linux, then you won't be allowed to increase the display resolution beyond some very restrictive values. So once I found that out it was a simple matter to set the monitor type, using redhat-config-xfree86, and then everything was fine.
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