Installing a new operating system nearly always involves having to make a few tweaks afterwards to make things as you want them.
I have a Nvidia card in my computer system and Mandriva 2009 Spring would only recognise a screen display resolution of 800 x 600, which made things far too big for comfort.
Up to now , in most linux distributions, I have been used to changing the display resolution in the "Configure your desktop" option under the system menu.
Unfortunately, the largest size it gave me was 800 x 600.
To change it I did the following:
1. Launch the Mandriva Linux Control Center.
2. Click on Hardware.
3. Under Manage Your Hardware, select Browse and Configure Hardware.
4. Click on Videocard.
5. Select the Nivida option.
6. Click on Run Config, the text which appears at the bottom of the right screen, titled Information. The screen is split in two when you look at the hardware information on your pc. The left part lists the detected hardware, the right side displays the information for the hardware you select.
7. Clicking Run Config brings up Nvidia Graphic Card and Monitor Configuration, and you will see there is an option to change the display resolution to whatever you choose. In my case I chose 1024 x 768.
8. When you have changed it, save and quit.