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Old 11-24-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
Bopi
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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
 
Old 11-24-2005, 08:50 PM   #2
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Open your xorg.conf file and add a Mode line under your default screen section with the screen size you want as first choice.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection


like this ?
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:41 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 07:25 PM   #5
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Yes that looks correct. Just make sure the resolution you want is first on the list.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 06:15 AM   #6
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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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