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Old 11-21-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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Increase screen resolution in KDE


I have configured x to run at 1024x768 but when I go into KDE or GNOME the largest size listed that I can set my screen resolution to is 800x600. How can I go about fixing this? Thanks.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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Are you sure that display drivers for the machine are correctly installed. a) being in the GUI and b) being the modification the the config on boot. (unsure of the config on boots name)
 
Old 11-21-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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Yep, I'm sure the driver is installed correctly. I have a Nvidia ti 4200, I've succefully installed the driver from nvidia's web site (I get the nvidia logo screen when the computer starts up)
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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Ok, I just noticed something. If I log in as 'root', run the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and then check /etc/X11/XF86config none of the changes I made are updated in this file. Am I wrong or should this file be getting updated with the changes I made previously?
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:19 PM   #5
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Did you modify the correct file on boot up under root?

Sorry if this is stupid questions its just i had a similar problem on my laptop having a Ge Force 420Go in it and it was because I didnt modify a file on boot. It should of just being what was said on the NVidia site tbh.
Other than that your out of look for me...

Thoo could it be the monitor drivers? Thoo, ive never found a monitor that wouldnt allow a default of up to 1024 anyway..


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Old 11-21-2004, 09:21 PM   #6
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It should be getting updated as far as I can remember... CHMOD the file to a write? to ensure it is being written to?
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:43 PM   #7
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The /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file is infact set to write. I have ran the 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' command numerous times with no change to the XF86Config-4 file. Also, if you're talking about editing the above mentioned file with the driver "nvidia" in place of "nv", yes I did do that as the nvidia instructions described.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:30 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by buckwheat12
Ok, I just noticed something. If I log in as 'root', run the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and then check /etc/X11/XF86config none of the changes I made are updated in this file. Am I wrong or should this file be getting updated with the changes I made previously?
Correct. Check the comments at the beginning of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, there is is stated that a by-your-ow-hand-edited config file won't be automatically updated. It also tells you the procedure to get the config file to be autimatically updated again (how to update the md5 in /var/lib/xfree86/XF84Config-4.md5sum)

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Old 11-22-2004, 12:33 PM   #9
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Bingo, that did it. I followed the instructions at the beginning of the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, re-configured x again and everything looks fine now. My resolution is where I want it.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 04:02 PM   #10
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gratz Glad its sorted
 
  


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