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SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3 - Comments

Saturday 18th February 2006

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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1. Submitted by je.saist, Sunday 19th February 2006

you're making the resolution change a little bit more difficult than you should.

simply take your live-cd, set your desired resolution with F3 at boot:

http://www.mepisguides.com/live-cd/live-cd-boot-3.png

then use the Install Me / OS Center to load your new X-configuration file with your desired resolution.

http://www.mepisguides.com/os-menu/root-install-27.png


The point is with Mepis, is that you DON'T HAVE to do anything like modify the Xconfig file directly.

you can if you want to. but you don't have to

2. Submitted by Mike, free-bees.co.uk, Sunday 19th February 2006

In response to #1:

Well, there are a couple of points about this... first of all, thanks for the suggestion! It's my blindless and force of habit that makes me just skim through the options, and then hit enter on the default, so I completely missed the F3 at the top of the screen.

Secondly, I'm not sure that is still the best solution i.e. having to use the LiveCD just to change resolution. Couldn't you just change it from within SimplyMEPIS itself? What if you've lost the CD? Do you have to download it again just to change the resolution? Still, it is better than having to edit X.Org configuration files.

Finally, I tried your suggestion and it didn't work (well, not properly!). My monitor complained about being out of range, which is odd - it had no problem with Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva, FoX Desktop, Linspire, DSL, etc. If anybody has any more suggestions, please send them in! Anything is welcome and appreciated, so long as it isn't rude!

3. Submitted by Anonymous, Sunday 19th February 2006

There actually is an option early on in the install process to choose a different screen resolution, but if you don't do it then, I have not been able to figure out a way to change it. I tried using the command line config tool for Xorg and got no where.

4. Submitted by Mike, free-bees.co.uk, Sunday 19th February 2006

In response to #3:

See my comment above about changing resolution... thanks!

5. Submitted by Tyro, Sunday 19th February 2006

Hmm...
easy to add or change things in grub - just edit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Easy to change res press F3 at livecd boot and change res. You can also do this after install.

Updates are handled by apt-get, you know - just like Debian!

Kpackage is installed by default alongside synaptic for upgrades.

MEPIS OS Center changes specific Mepis items while the KDE Control Center changes generic items

SUSE simpler than Mepis?? What planet are you currently residing on??