I took the PC home and connected it up to my new ViewSonic 19" widescreen which requires best resolution at 1440x900. Too bad I don't have that choice so it was looking bad.
I then switched back to another even older CRT EIZO F35 at home. I could get 1024x768 so that is barely OK for my eyes.
I just don't understand why every time I switched display the set of resolution choices will change. The may be due to the autodetect feature of xserver which doesn't offer choices if the display doesn't support it.
Updates are now done, am now wondering if I should upgrade to 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Next step would be enabling mod_rewrite at the apache and making sure if I have the PHP PDO driver (according to this article I should have it already) for mysql before I attempt installing WordPress and Habari.