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Old 09-30-2004, 07:33 AM   #1
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Screen resultion 800x600


Hi.
Just installed debian (Sarge, Kernel 2.6), and I have the following problem:
My maximum screen resolution is 800x600, which is way too low.
I have a GeForce 4 Ti4400 with 128 ram.
how can I fix this?

Thanks.

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Old 09-30-2004, 07:55 AM   #2
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you have to manually edit the XF86Config-4 file at /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 . When you see resolution just add "1024x768" or whatever other value you want.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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If that doesn't work, run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86. Set it properly and in monitor section, choose advance setup and set your horizontal and vertical values manually according to your monitor spec.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 08:47 AM   #4
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i would start with Underhill's suggestion, is the correct way and will create a new Config-4 file.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 09:36 AM   #5
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Angry no luck

no I have two new problems:
1. I am having a virtual desktop larger than the resulution of the screen.
2. when I access peripherials->display, KDE crashes on me.
I would prefer the 800x600 problem I had before..

help!
 
Old 09-30-2004, 09:51 AM   #6
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Lightbulb okay, fixed it, sort of.

what happened is that reconfugre would not touch the XFree configuration file because I changed it.
now its better - I got 1024x768, but I would like to have 1280x1024 (which appears in XF86Config-4) :

//...
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
//...


anyone?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 10:13 AM   #7
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Checking lines that begin with (WW) or (EE) in /var/log/XFree86.0.log might give you a clue why you don't get higher resolutions.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 10:18 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dead Parrot
Checking lines that begin with (WW) or (EE) in /var/log/XFree86.0.log might give you a clue why you don't get higher resolutions.
There are some warning:
(WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)

but I dont think they are related.

any other pointers?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #9
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#dpkg.reconfigure xserver-xfree86

just choose "Advanced"

will allow you to choose all the resolutions your little heart desires, say 'yes' to a new config-4 file.

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http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016
 
  


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