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Configure display

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 19:29
by davek7
A year ago I gave Sabayon a try and overall it was fine except I never could set up my HP printer. Now I'm giving Sabayon another try. Maybe now the printer setup is easier than before.

How do I set up my display to be 1440x900? via live dvd?

By default its set to 1024 x768.

Thanks

Re: Configure display

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 20:05
by wolfden

Re: Configure display

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 22:57
by davek7
Thank you :)

Re: Configure display

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 22:42
by wolfden
augh, forgot:
http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... ayon_Linux

which shows using the cheat code

Re: Configure display

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 14:18
by davek7
I followed the instructions, but when I did the restart the screen went black with the blinking cursor as it shows in the instructions but after five minutes nothing came up. Tried it in both standard and enhanced mode, no screen, no changes. the /etc/init.d/xdm restart command did not work.

What's missing?

Re: Configure display

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 18:24
by wolfden
are you sure your monitor can display that?

Re: Configure display

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 18:37
by davek7
wolfden wrote:are you sure your monitor can display that?
yes, it's 1440x900 (Samsung SyncMaster 953 BW) which is a very common resolution for a wide 19" screen. Every other distro I've used can, I thought the problem was with the command. maybe I have to add the 1440x900 to all three lines where the 1024x768 is listed. maybe i shouldn't replace the 1024x768 with 1440x900, but add it to the line with the existing resolutions?