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Re: post install tidbits? [was Help with Linux selection please?]

On 12/23/05, Chinook <chinook.nr@tds.net> wrote:

> > /boot/grub/menu.lst
> >
> >  look for a line like this:
> >  kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-686 root=/dev/hde1 ro
> >
> >  and make it more like this:
> >  kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-686 root=/dev/hde1 ro quiet splash
> That's certainly clear enough - thank you.  But it didn't help - as was
> previously noted the display log is most likely post grub.  I think
> someone mentioned something about X windows config - I'll look for that.

"quiet splash" are options that are passed from grub to the kernel, but
I just tried them and realized that although they decrease the verbosity
they don't eliminate it. I *think* to eliminate it you need special packages
and a kernel patch and recompile. I don't think it is related to X , as
X doesn't get involved until quite late.

This may be the kind of thing you are looking for:

Hopefully I am on the right track this time...

> What I don't like is that the largest screen resolution I can set is
> 800x600 :-(  How can I get back to 1024x768 that I selected during install?

You mean in the KDE control center under display, right? I have never been too
sure how it interacts with the X config files, but it should let you select any
resolution listed in /etc/X11/xorg.conf . You could try unchecking the box that
says "apply settings on KDE startup" and restarting. Then it should use
the X defaults. Otherwise I dunno.


PS - As far as hearts go, if all else fails there is always Wine
(www.winehq.com) :-)

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