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Thoddy 11-09-2005 07:19 AM

xorg.conf: default screen resolution smaller than max. resolution ??
 
Hi all!

I have a 19" monitor that can do 1600x1200, but that is too small pixels for my eyes - I prefer 1400x1050. But I'd like to be able to use 1600x1200 e.g. for gameplay (quake4 does not start in 1600x1200 when this mode is not defined in xorg.conf! :D )!

When the Modes entry in my xorg.conf contains
Code:

"1400x1050" "1280x960" "1024x768" ...
No problem: 1400x1050 is used. And when I add the 1600x1200 in front:
Code:

"1600x1200" "1400x1050" ...
...1600x1200 is used.

I figured the first entry is the default entry, so I tried
Code:

"1400x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x960" ...
...and still 1600x1200 is used for default?!?

Is there a possibility to have 1600x1200 in xorg.conf, but to have 1400x1050 as default screen resolution?

Any help appreciated!
Thorsten

andygo 11-10-2005 01:19 AM

gtf 1600 1200 85
you'll get somthing like this
$ gtf 1600 1200 85

# 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz (GTF) hsync: 91.50 kHz; pclk: 143.47 MHz
Modeline "1152x864_100.00" 143.47 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -HSync +Vsync(DU NOT USE THIS LINE - IT DOES NOT match YOUR MONITOR)
you need the line with Modeline in your xorg.conf
example:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "iiyama"
VendorName "1152x864_100.00"
ModelName "1152x864@100.00 Hz"
# 1152x864 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 91.50 kHz; pclk: 143.47 MHz
Modeline "1152x864_100.00" 143.47 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -HSync +Vsync
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

then your
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "iiyama" #
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864_100.00" # edit this line the way you want it
EndSubSection
EndSection

Simon Bridge 11-10-2005 01:33 AM

Thoddy, let us know if you understood andygo's reply :)

Normally there is a script which sets the resolution at boottime. This default resolution can be changed in a gui.

There are various ways of getting different resolutions for different apps. Mostly, you just write a script to load the app, but setting resolution first.

If the maximum resolution is too fine for you with the default configuration, try customising your theme/desktop/panel settings to use larger point sizes. Then you'll still be able to see everything and the pixel size won't matter.


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