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    Screen size problem. 4.0.2. with a dell i386 pc.

    Currently my screensize for knoppix is 640x480, and i would like to change it to 1024 x 768. I went into "configure desktop" and then to display. the only option it gives me is 640x480. I don't know if there is something I must do differently during the startup, or if I'm just doing something wrong. I tried using the cheatcode "knoppix screen=1024x768" and it starts to load up, but right after that it says "you passed an undefined mode number. press <return> to see video modes or press <space> to continue or wait 30 seconds". When i press enter, it gives me all these numbers like 80*25, and 80*40. I usually press SPACE because they only would change the text size for the loading process. I am currently using knoppix 4.0.2. if i can't get this fixed, i'll just forget it and get knoppix 5


    And heres another one problem, sound doesn't work. I tried playing several mp3 files and it seems to be playing fine but the sound just doesn't make it to the speakers. Video files don't work as well. It seems i can't save, delete any files on my harddrive at all!

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    Meteora184:

    Am I correct in that you are using an i386 processor to run Knoppix? If so, it might not have the resources to run it. We would need some more information regarding the hardware that your system has, especially on the video side. It may be that your system has insufficient memory/video memory/resources to run KDE at a higher resolution. You might try a cheatcode to select a different desktop requiring less overhead. Look here: http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes look for the desktop options and see if that helps. icewm or fluxbox sometimes work well.

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