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Old 09-13-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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I need help to get 1440x900 resolution pls

Aloha everyone,

I recently switched from Fedora to SuSE because I wanted to see what the "other guys" offer, but also due to my inability to get 1440x900 resolution in FC3. I tried FC4, but any time the sound card was used, the system froze. That's OK, because I liked FC3.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I bought an HP Pavilion zd8110us, which is an awesome laptop (if you don't consider the crappy battery life), and FC3 installed without a problem, except that even when I selected a generic setting for an LCD monitor with 1440x900 resolution, in the middle drop-down box (the one with the actual resolutions in it), 1440x900 was not an option. There is probably a file where I can handjam the information, but I don't want to reload FC3 and screw up the whole thing. Does anyone have any clues as to where I can find out how to get that resolution, or is it not possible in FC3?

Mahalo in advance for your assistance,

Bud Jones
Old 09-13-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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The resolution on that menue are from the driver - you may want to try several that are close until you find one that supports the resolution you want.

Try fiddling the monitor/screen bits in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

You may want to copy this file to a different name as a backup, say:
$ cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old


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