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Screen resolution problem in Linux (CentOS 4.3)

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Haircut, 3 Jun 2006.

  1. Haircut

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,926

    Location: SW London

    OK, well I installed CentOS the other day and stuck with the default screen resolution of 800x600.

    Even changing it to 1024x768 causes my monitor to go into powersave mode which I'm assuming is because the PC is feeding it a resolution which it can't cope with.
    I can get into command line mode by hitting Ctrl + Alt + F1 but would like to be able to get the GUI back.
    Unfortunately my monitor doesn't want to play ball.
    Is there a configuration setting somewhere that I can change to set the resolution back to 800x600 so that I can at least get back to the GUI when I start up?

    Apologies if this is a bit noobish but it's the first time I've had a play about with Linux :o