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Old 11-24-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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Can't change resolution to correct one


Okay, The current resolution is the standard non-widescreeen one. I need 1280 x 800, but there is no choice to do this. The font is stretched, and my eye hurts. Someone told me something about my video card, so, it's an Intel one. I forgot which kind, and I don't know where to check. I am on a laptop. Model: Acer Aspire 1642WLMi.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 01:20 AM   #2
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You video card is 'Mobile Intel 915GM Express'. If you can't choose 1280x800, you've got to configure your X accordingly. Most of the distributions have the X configuration file here: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
You have to edit that file and to find the section with resolutions, then adding yours there.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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I have tried that. All of the resolutions on there are already 1280 x 800.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 10:28 AM   #4
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There might be several config files on some distros in /etc/X11 (as i remember) of which only one is used at time.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 10:42 AM   #5
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Also you may try pressing Ctrl+Alt++ or Ctrl+Alt+- while running X11 to in order decrease/increase resolution. But i doubt it only uses xorg.conf.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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Solved. Now shoo >_>. THanks for the help!
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:31 AM   #7
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May i ask you how? What was the problem?
 
Old 11-26-2006, 12:40 AM   #8
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915Resolution.
 
  


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