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Old 02-18-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
kasper20086
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Just migrated to Fedora Core 6, and new at Linux.


I've been having problems with the screen resoloution settings. I have changed it in the root Setup, but I still don't like the 600x400 pixel ratio. Is there an easier way to change this without getting the "Video Mode Not Supported" error message? I've already searched google for answers, but they've come up null.

Thanks for any sort of help.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 11:28 AM   #2
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hi, you can change it by editing /etc/x11/xorg.conf

you can defined your resoloution in it.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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A safe way to change the resolution of the monitor is to use the gui interface where it describes the screen resolution. There will be a tab for hardware. Use that tab to select a monitor that has a high resolution. That choice will set up the correct parameters in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 02:25 PM   #4
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Okey,

I'm using FC 6 as well. In KDE I can change the screen resolution by choosing "System"->"Display" from the KDE menu. I know for a fact that I saw something similer in gnome. Look around
You can also try to do things from the command line like so:

Open a terminal and change to root by issuing the command "su" and filling in yout password. Then open the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with your favorite editor, some command like

Code:
vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Go to the section "Section "Screen"" and add "1024x768" (or what ever resolution suites you) on the "modes" line. You can delete the other modes.

If something goes wrong, post your xorg.conf file here, along with any error messages and tell us what videocard you are using.

Last edited by schatoor; 02-20-2007 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #5
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Yeah, I finally figured it out. It turned out that in my (insert file that the resolutions are located at) listed 640x480. I changed it accordingly and adjusted my hardware settings for my screen. Works like a charm now.
 
Old 05-14-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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Similar problem: Fedora 6 --> right after udev loads, the screen goes blank, and then the monitor flashes a "Video Mode Not Supported" box. Fixed by renaming /ext/X11/xorg.conf to something else, so that Xorg uses its defaults (but max resolution is only 800 x 600). However, after an auto-update of the kernel, the mouse cursor disappeared.

I put /etc/X11/xorg.conf back, but got the "Video Mode Not Supported" problem again.

However, by just removing the DefaultDepth line in Section "Screen" within /etc/X11/xorg.conf I got back my X screen AND my mouse cursor, and the max resolution is 1600 x 1200! No need for me to set any resolutions in xorg.conf (I'm not sure what I would put there, anyway!)
 
Old 05-17-2007, 09:24 AM   #7
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Look for the driver line in /etc/xorg.conf

and replace it with driver "vesa"
My system uses intel and the driver on my system is
i810.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 03:05 PM   #8
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Cool

Hi

I apollogize, if I am asking the question the wrong place , but it seems like something similar to the discussions here.
I have been working perfectly with Fedora C 3 and this monitor Daewoo 710B, but now, when I upgraded to FC6, X windows refuses to work. I read in some other FAQ's, that changing from NV to VESA could do the trick, but this doesn't work.

I have burnt a LIVE FC6 cd, at it works fine - except for the fact, that I can only access the CD-Drive

Anybody got an idea?

The scandinavian Penguin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsatenstein
Look for the driver line in /etc/xorg.conf

and replace it with driver "vesa"
My system uses intel and the driver on my system is
i810.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 10:44 AM   #9
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Hi

Thanx for the quick reply....
I have now tried to do nothing but change the nv to vesa, but the same happens. Do I need to copy a drive into the system as well? I got X to work finr (bu immesively slow) via the livecd.

Regards

SP


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Originally Posted by ScandinavianPenguin
Hi

I apollogize, if I am asking the question the wrong place , but it seems like something similar to the discussions here.
I have been working perfectly with Fedora C 3 and this monitor Daewoo 710B, but now, when I upgraded to FC6, X windows refuses to work. I read in some other FAQ's, that changing from NV to VESA could do the trick, but this doesn't work.

I have burnt a LIVE FC6 cd, at it works fine - except for the fact, that I can only access the CD-Drive

Anybody got an idea?

The scandinavian Penguin
 
  


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