another little trick I discovered (dont know if this will work on pclinuxos or a kde desktop - but definately has worked for me on other distros ) is outlined here http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=81513
Basically , on my eee900 for example , the standard resolution is 1024x600 , this can cause problems with some apps going off screen etc.
Now if I run the command "xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --scale 1.28x1.28" (can be autostarted if needs be), my resolution amazingly goes to 1024x768 .All apps fit , and the desktop looks more traditional - font size may have to be increased though.
I dont know if krandr works the same but was amazed at the ability to fake a higher resolution.
Issuing the command "xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --scale 1x1" reverts everything to normal.
When I install the new pclos I will report back here if needs be