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RHEL WS: How can I improved the quality of the display & fonts.

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Hi Experts,

I just installed Redhat Linux Enterprise Workstation Edition onto my Dell laptop.  Currently, the display is set to 640x480.  I try to change it to 1024x768 to make everything smaller.  Linux then prompts me that the display changed, and that I  need to log out, and restart the X server.  I do this but the resolution is still 640x480 (!!).  What do I need to do to get 1024x768?

Also, when I open a TERMINAL (a basic shell) the fonts seem to be fuzzy -- it's not a clear/clean screen to look at...the problem gets even worse when I make the fonts smaller so that I can see more information without having it wrap around to the next lines.  I remember seeing some font error messages when I installed Linux...something to the effect "...font not initialized...".  

Thanks for any time & help.  It is highly appreciated.
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by:gtkfreak
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You could try with CTRL + Alt + -(minus) key or CTRL + ATL + +(plus) key to see if your /etc/X11/XF86Config file has been set up for supporting 1024x768 resolution and trust you are changing the display as superuser.

If not, then you can run redhat icon (Start Menu) then System Settings, Display to see if your monitor and hardware configuration have been set up correctly. Here you can make the change.

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by:marcoakr
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I also have a dell laptop and had similar video problems when installing linux.
what dell do you have?
mine is inspiron 1100 and the solution to my problem was to update my BIOS to version A30.

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My laptop is a Dell 5100.  
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Nothing seems to fix the problem.

As a last resort I replaced Red Hat 9 Enterprise WS with a copy of Red Hat 9 (non-enterprise).  There were no font errors at installation time -- and all the fonts were crystal clear.
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Looks like it was a driver problem after all. If you were to try Fedora Core 2, probably that would install the display drivers properly too.

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