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    Angry Dell Optiplex 760 screen resolution problem

    I am trying to install Untangle on a Dell Optiplex 760 but am having a different resolution problem than most. After it is installed, the desktop becomes "tiled." I end up with three desktops side by side. I am unable to read anything so I can't change the resolution-it's all very tiny. Does anyone have a suggestion? I had to go from an LCD to a CRT just to get a picture. I'm about ready to give up!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi,

    You can control the screen resolution with xorg.conf.
    Do a quick search of "xorg.conf" and you will find some nice posts.

    (i am on a train right now with a tunnel comming up elese i would post the links my self)

    Made it thru the tunnel..
    http://forums.untangle.com/installat...2-install.html

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    Thanks WebFool,

    The only problem is that the font is not big enough for me to even read. I would edit the etc file if I could find it amid the ridiculously small font. I don't think I have a monitor that will handle the 1600 x 1200 resolution.

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    Check and see if you can use [CTRL]+[ALT]+[-].

    Or if you can do [CTRL]+[ALT]+[BACKSPACE] and right after this [CTRL]+[C].
    The secound shold restart the X but the ctrl will brake the restart of X leaving you in a nice terminal :P

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    I was able to get to the terminal-thank you! but now it is asking for a login and password which I have not been able to set up since I haven't been able to see anything. Is there a default which I should use?

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    Argh!!
    The world is not fair...

    try user root password blank.

    Otherwise i only booting with a live cd and mouning the disk and edit the shadow file.
    http://www.debianadmin.com/forgot-ro...in-debian.html
    http://www.debiantutorials.org/reset...linux-etch-286

    Maby soon you can play with the system...

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    Have you ever felt like something was just not meant to be?

    I got into the terminal-finally! I have a prompt that reads: kiosk@untangle:/etc$
    I am in the /etc file, but there is no "xorg.conf" file within it. Any thoughts?

    Thanks for all your help

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    The path should be /etc/X11

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    Finally! I made it in and it is working-and viewable! Thank you VERY much for all of your help and patience!

    Mark

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    Default missing something?

    Am I missing something. In one post you mention that it prompts you for user name and password (which is the situation i am in). Then someone suggests user root and password blank. This did not work for me. Did it work for you? How did you eventually get into the terminal. People keep directing me other people's posts, but I still don't have an answer.

    thanks

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