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I've searched everywhere and follow most tips on how to fix my screen resolution but to no avail. I've finally got the linux that work but I am still having problem. My resolution is stuck on 640x480. I'm installing Fedora Core 1 on a dell optiplex gx270. It has a built in intel 82865G graphic.
-I tried the control+alt+(+/- on the numeric keypad)
-I've tried system>display> then changing the resolution there. But no matter what resolution I pick, it still boots up to 640x480.
-My Preference>screen resolution only have option for 640x480 as an option and nothing else even though when I check the XF86Config, it gives me more options.
-I also tried to use kickstart to edit the config file but it does nothing. I don't know if this is the right utility to use.
I use to be familiar with unix, but that was quite a while back, and I didn't use any graphical interface. Now I would like to be able to set up one. If anyone can help I'd appreciated. Please give step by step instruction. I'm new to Linux. If it would help I've listed my XF86Config settings below:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
OK I found a work around to the problem. The problem is with dell computers. This was posted here http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/linux/fc1_intel_video_fix.htm. This sort of fix the problem but not all the way. I still cannot change resolution higher than 1024x768 but that's good enough for now. I can tell you that this works with the dell gx270. Hope that helps anyone else with a dell pc.