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How to change screen resolution? [Solved]
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Kazansky_08

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2008, 17:14    Post subject:  How to change screen resolution? [Solved]  

Edit: All my questions have been solved, thanks for helping me get started, I never knew 24 colors was true color, must have just looked weird because it was new to me. Also, next time I won't delete the questions when they are answered so if anyone else has the same question they can find it, sorry about that.

Hello everyone! I'm new to Puppy Linux or any Linux for that matter and I decided I wanted to try something other than Windows, I haven't gotten rid of it yet, I'm running Puppy Linux off a CD right now. Anyways, on my way here I played around a little bit and came up with some questions:

1.) Is there a way to change my screen resolution from 1280x800 and 24 colors to 1280x800 and 32 colors (I believe that's the Windows resolution)? Right now when I open a picture it still looks good but it looks a little fuzzy with 24 colors.

Anyways, thanks to anyone who can help me out, talk to you later.

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Béèm


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2008, 17:39    Post subject:  

Just an advice to start.
If you have multiple different topic, you beter start separate threads for them.

OK
1. You can save files inside a pup_save as well as outside.
Mostly I save data files like pictures, doc's, spreadsheets etc.. outside the pup_save so they are indeed accessible outside puppy as well.

2. Other the going to the command prompt and typing xorgwizard and try to define the x32 I don't know.

3. Not too sure about it, but you could wipe windows ans use the partition for something alse, even changing from ntfs to ext3 f.e.

4. See 1.

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Everitt

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2008, 20:51    Post subject:  

AFAIK there isn't actually such a thing as 32 million colour displays, monitors are only actually capable of showing 24 million, the other bit are supposedly used for other things, or simply included because, due to the nature of the operations involved, and how they can be achieved, it's actually more efficient to use more bits per pixel,
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2008, 20:58    Post subject: Re: Newbie Questions  

Kazansky_08 wrote:


1.) Is there a way to change my screen resolution from 1280x800 and 24 colors to 1280x800 and 32 colors (I believe that's the Windows resolution)? Right now when I open a picture it still looks good but it looks a little fuzzy with 24 colors.


1280x800x24 is 24bit color depth, also known as true color. 16 million colors which is more than the human eye can discern, hence the nickname 'true color'

1280x800x16 would be about 64,000 colors which is less than the human eye can discern.
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