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Old 03-16-2002, 08:05 PM   #1
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Monitor issue


I just bought a new monitor and reinstalled redhat 7.0 on my system. Here's my problem. The picture is big and beautiful, but the all the windows and text, icons, etc. are tiny. Is there any way to make everything bigger again?
 
Old 03-16-2002, 08:29 PM   #2
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run Xconfigurator to change your resolution.. or edit your XF86Config to set your default resolution.

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Old 03-16-2002, 09:30 PM   #3
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I've gone to that file, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to edit. The monitor is a ViewSonic PerfectFlat A70f. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-16-2002, 11:49 PM   #4
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You need to edit the "screen section" it looks like this,
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Edit the "modes" resolutions are read from left to right.
 
Old 03-17-2002, 09:41 AM   #5
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ok, I tried to play around with it , but I couldn't get it right. Here are my settings, do you have any idea what I have to do? Thanks.

code:

# **********************************************************************
# Screen section
# **********************************************************************

# The kernel framebuffer server
Section "Screen"
Driver "fbdev"
Device "Generic VGA Card"
Monitor "VSC8e06"
Subsection "Display"
# Depth 16
Modes "default"
EndSubsection
EndSection

# The 16-color VGA server
Section "Screen"
Driver "vga16"
Device "Generic VGA Card"
Monitor "VSC8e06"
Subsection "Display"
Modes "640x480" "800x600"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

# The Mono server
Section "Screen"
Driver "vga2"
Device "Generic VGA Card"
Monitor "VSC8e06"
Subsection "Display"
Modes "640x480" "800x600"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection


# The svga server
Section "Screen"
Driver "svga"
Device "RIVA TNT2"
Monitor "VSC8e06"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

# The accel server
Section "Screen"
Driver "accel"
Device "RIVA TNT2"
Monitor "VSC8e06"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 03-17-2002, 10:18 AM   #6
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It looks like your system is now running 1600x1200.
If you'd like to change it before edition make a backup copy!
# The svga server
Section "Screen"
Driver "svga"
Device "RIVA TNT2"
Monitor "VSC8e06"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Delete this "1600x1200" and try this configuration.
 
Old 03-17-2002, 10:56 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help. I got it working. I had already done what you suggested in /etc/X11/XF86Config butt that wasn't working. So I fixed that file to its' original state and I edited /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and now everything is working properly. I decided to go with "800x600" since that is the easiest on my eyes. I presume this is okay, since everything I read has said not to go too big. If I've screwed anything up please let me know. Otherwise, thanks for everyone's help.
 
  


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