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help configuring my monitor resolution...

I've managed to muddle through the Debian Linux installation and get X
Windows installed.  However, I've been unable to make use of my 21" monitor.
The screen appears stuck on a 800x600 resolution.  I've looked at the manual
at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/users-guide/users-guide.en.pdf (13.5.3
Configuring a Monitor From the Desktop) but the instructions didn't appear
to apply to my system...

1. Select Systems > X Configuration from the gnome
Control Center.


If you are using the kde desktop, type /usr/bin/ xserver-configlet-capplet
at a command


There was no 'Systems' option on the left hand panel of Gnome Control Center
(was I looking in the wrong place?).  So I tried logging out and back into
KDE and couldn't find the xserver-configlet-capplet file in the desired
directory, or anywhere else for that matter!

It's highly possible that I didn't install things perfectly, but all looks
well besdes the screen resolution.

BTW - I've messed around with my XF86Config-4 file in /etc/X11.  I changed
the screen section as follows...

Section "Screen"

    Identifier     "Screen0"

    Device        "Card0"

    Monitor      "Monitor0"

    DefaultColorDepth  16

    SubSection "Display"

        Depth 24

        Modes "1024*768"



This was taken from a variety of sources.  I was having trouble during
installation as I was unsure of the model of my biostar video card.  I had
hoped that Xconfigurator would be my saviour but that appears to be reserved
for RedHat.  At least apt-get install Xconfigurator didn't get me anywhere.

Any help would be appreciated as my system is barely usable in this state...


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