Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.


Sign Up Now
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Changing Windows Display setting from Linux, Is this possible?
post Jul 1 2006, 07:19 PM
Post #1

Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: 1-July 06
Member No.: 6,681

Hi, this is what I want to do:

I want to boot a linux live CD on a computer, and from there, mount my windows partition, and find the system file that stores display settings(screen resolution to be specific), and manually change the file so that when I boot windows, It will take on that resolution.

Basically, I guess I'm asking what system file stores that information for windows, and if it can be edited in this way from linux

I know this sounds kind of weird, but my work computer is locked at 800x600 and I feel like I am going to die of some kind of 'bad resolution' disease. I don't really know what that would be, but I'm sure it is fatal.

Thanks for reading!
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
post Jul 10 2006, 07:09 AM
Post #2

Its GNU/

Group: Support Specialist
Posts: 1,807
Joined: 23-January 03
Member No.: 360

What version of windows?
What type of graphics card?

You could use a knoppix live CD but typically settings are stored in the registry and I would not recommend editing the file by hand. If the file became corrupted you could be screwed.

If your computer is "locked" at 800X600 and you can not change it in windows then you need to determine the reason. Do you have the right driver installed for the graphics card? Did you specify the correct monitor?
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st July 2018 - 08:23 PM