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Old 10-31-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
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Changing screen resolution to 1024x768..refresh rate cannot change too stays 60hz


Dear friends,

I have just installed fc2 on my compaq lap top. I realised the screen resolution is a bit large, the icons big and cover too much area. I went to preference->screen resolution, tried to change the resolution to 1024x768 but when I did that, the display splits into two....its like the whole display gets distorted. Once i change back to 800x600 it returns normal but i dislike it as 800x600 because it is too large..any idea why I can't use the 1024x768 resolution? also the refresh rate isn't changeble. Only 60Hz available...

please help me to solve this issue...thanks a lot for taking time helping,

Regards
Yong
 
Old 10-31-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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What type of monitor is selected in your X config?
 
Old 10-31-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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Most lcd panels use 60Hz as the absolute refresh rate (not changeable), so I wouldn't worry about that.

You may need to find a modeline that matches your panel - what model Compaq is it? Some don't report their capabilities properly so X is just guessing about what the display can handle.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 07:36 AM   #4
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Hi,

thanks a lot for the replies.

I am using a compaq laptop. THe monitor type is stated as "Unprobed model" in xorg.conf.

The model of the laptop monitor should be Compaq Presario X1000. It is stated on the screen panel....

I tried to changed the name of the Modelname to Presario x1000 but still doesn't help.

Thanks for helping....
 
Old 11-03-2005, 10:00 AM   #5
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X1000 is a series of notebooks, there are actually 2 different displays that are used in the series (WXGA and WSXGA+). What model is mentioned on the bottom of your notebook (P/N would help too).

I would assume it's a WXGA panel, which has the HP/Compaq part number 337007-001 and supports a resolution of 1280x800 - I would strongly recommend using this instead of 1024x768.
 
  


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