Default Screen Resolution

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Tue Sep 20 05:52:30 CDT 2005

I realise that you want to keep installation as simple as possible but why is there no installation question about screen resolution?  Without one, it causes problems later on.

When I installed 5.10 preview, resolution was for some reason defaulted to 1600x1200, much too small for the average desktop user or myself.  This affected both the login screen and each subsequently created user's desktop.

In order to fix both of these problems, I had to manually edit the order in each "MODE" line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

FROM: "1600x1200" "1280x1024" etc.

TO:   "1024x768" "1600x1200" etc.

This is a bit much to expect from your average Windows desktop user.


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