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Old 12-20-2001
ridiculous resolution in Xwindows

Happy Holidays everybody.
I successfully installed linux 7.1 on my desktop. At first I couldn't get Xwindow to start. Kept getting error message: "depth 16 not supported". So I reinstalled and made it 8 bit color depth with 1024 x 786 resolution, and Xwindow started this time around but everything on the screen is ridiculously huge. I did 'Xtest' and it showed resolution at some low number like 330 x 320 or somewhere around there. I tried to fix it several times using 'xf86config' and 'Xconfigurator' but it always goes back to the lower resolution which makes everything too large. I even tried to reinstall it again and I believe I input all the correct information about my PC, and it still came up all messed up. Could someone help me on this? I would appreciate it very much.

Peace.
TonemanSmilie
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Old 12-20-2001
What video card do you have? I had a problem once with a cheap on-board setup that would ONLY run with Windows... Same things happened to me.

By Linux 7.1, I assume you mean Redhat or a derivitave... Type Xconfigurator in text mode - it'll save you the trouble of re-installing every time you want to try a new X setting. Then it starts up Xtest for you, and you can choose to go back to Xconfigurator.

Hope that helps, and good luck.
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Old 12-20-2001
Thank you for your advice. It was the video card that was presenting the problems. I went and got RH 7.2 to install and it works perfectly now. But the problem now is the I can't get Oracle CD to run in Xwindow. I thought it would make things easier kind of like MS windows. But I think the problem is that the oracle program i have is made for MS windows platforms. I thought there was a feature in Xwindow that lets you run programs from other OS's on linux. Am I wrong?

Toneman Smilie
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Old 12-21-2001
It should be able to mount the CD, and read from it, but I doubt you'll find anything that will run Windows Oracle Personal... There are programs (Like WINE) that will allow you to run a few simple Windows applications, but Oracle is too complex for that...

Sign up for a free account at http://www.oracle.com, and I think you can simply download (assuming you have a lot of free time, and maybe a CD Burner - not sure what you need) Oracle personal Linux version..

Or simply use the database programs bundled with Redhat. You should have a few, including PostGreSQL and MySQL on your installation disks...

Good luck, and have fun!
 

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