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 - I have trouble in switching resolutions in RedHat. I do not have such problems in Slackware 2.0.30 but in RedHat I can not get resolutions higher than 800x600 and it looks like 16 color depth. I have s3 video Trio V64 and 1 MB video RAM. Should I get 1024x768 in RedHat and 256 colors I get in Slackware?

 How can I configure the monitor refresh rate. My monitor is a Packard Bell one.

 Please think of something ...
 
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Try running /usr/X11R6/bin/Xconfigurator. Avoid the automatic settings and go for the manual mode. You can then set everything manually.

If for some reason it does not work, edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config and insert manually your preferences. Here you can set anything related to X.
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 Unfortunately I tried the manual settings. I am following manuals and still there is nothing on it. They may be resolved by loading a DOS utility before the X starts. How that can be done? How do you use the loadlin ...

 Before I go and switch to RedHat can you tell me whery the table of the resolution(X settings etc.) is located in Slackware so I can see what the Slackware has probed. As a matter of fact the resolution is Slackware is done via automatic settings which unfortunately is not working under RedHat.
 How come that even automatically(in RedHat now) it says that I have choosed automatically the 800x600 pixels and 8bit depth and when I see pictures they look like 16 color ones(and always comparing with Slackware)
 
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No need to load nothing from DOS. :))))
Load the latest RedHat W/patches and retry the manual config process.
It works for me.
My S3 is an S3 Virge W2MB and I can use any of the avail res thow the autoconfig did not set it correctly.

If you want to find the config file in slackware,  find -name XF86Config
or find -name X*onfig if you have another X-release.

On the REDHAT you may also want to use the METROX configuration tool that is provided in the distribution. (it is automatically started during installation).
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 if I want to load something let say a DOS application how can I do that since there is no other solution? Loadlin HOW?
 
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 Where are these Metrox tools in REd Hat? The version of the Red Hat I have is 5.0. I bought it for $5 at Linuxmall.com. The video I have need to be interlaced in 1024x768 and I think should be around 87Mhz vertical frequency ...
 
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