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Bopi 11-24-2005 06:39 PM

changing screen resolution on Xorg
 
hello ,
i recently edit my xorg.conf file, and saw nothing about screen resolutions .
i saw other computer , brand new, and the maximum resolution for xorgsetup ( slackware distro ) was 1024x768

mine , i got 1280x960 , and is a 32mb old graphics card.
but i did not change nothing , i just installed dropline Gnome, and there it was .

my question is :

anybody knows how to change or add this manually
no configs , no nothing, just editing the file and adding it manually.

thanks :)

dannyl 11-24-2005 07:50 PM

Open your xorg.conf file and add a Mode line under your default screen section with the screen size you want as first choice.

Bopi 11-24-2005 07:58 PM

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection


like this ?

Vgui 11-24-2005 10:41 PM

One handy command to check your added resolutions and possible change them is "xrandr". You can do something like xrandr -s 1 to apply the first resolution in the list, etc.

dannyl 11-25-2005 06:25 PM

Yes that looks correct. Just make sure the resolution you want is first on the list.

Bopi 11-26-2005 05:15 AM

ok , thanks , is always nice to know some customizing shell commands...
but in my laptop , the maximum resolution i can get is 1024x768
its a brand new laptop , and my screen monitor suports 1280x800 , so i guess my graphics card would accept it too, or myabe more ( ati x700 )
i already tried adding modes "1280x800" to xorg.conf and ModeLine no Monitor section , with no sucess . could it be a driver problem ? im using the default driver for xorg 6.8.2


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