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    I want to change the screen resolution settings in GNOME. Anyone know how?


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    I can't remember exactly but the redhat site has a good How-to that's how I changed mine

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    How do you get your email on GNOME?

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    You can modifiy the XF86Config-4 file in /etc/X11 if you want. If you edit it, make sure to back it up first. Here is what the relevent subsection of mine looks like.

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    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "screen1"
        Device      "NVIDIA GeForce3 (generic)"
        Monitor     "monitor1"
        DefaultColorDepth 16
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x400"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       32
            Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
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    Isn't there an easier way. I can't see the text very well because I am at a super high resolution. How does one get to the command line, the real command line.

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    If you go to the command prompt and type 'setup'...You then will get a menu. Select the bottom option (I think)

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    Isn't there some way that you can set up X11 so that the + key will raise the resolution and - the opposite? I thought I heard this somewhere, but I could be wrong.
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    Well I use mandrake, and there is something called Control Center, under kde, which I use to do that, but I dont know if that exists under Red hat, or Gnome.
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    I know how

    Once your in RedHat GUI press ctrl+alt+F1
    you will get console.(Note:your x11 is still running in background)
    type: Xconfigurator
    now you will get a wizard to set up your display and resolution. when it trys to test it might not work because x11 is already running. if does and asks you to let the gui boot at startup choose no. reboot the machine.
    you now start up with a console
    to start up the gui type: startx
    to switch between using gnome and KDE at the prompt type: switchdesk
    followed by "GNOME" or "KDE" depending on which one to use. that should get ya set.

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