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Old 10-29-2007, 03:09 PM   #1
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Yet Another "Cannot Change Screen Resolution", Intel iMac


After completely demolishing apt on my MEPIS box, I decided to give Debian a try. So far, I was able to install X11 and KDE easily, but the screen resolution is a low 1024x768.

Currently, I am using an Intel iMac (17 inch budget $995 model without a graphics card, NOT the new aluminum one), and running Debian Etch. With MEPIS, the OS was able to easily set my screen resolution correctly, so it is a matter of whether I have the right drivers.

And yes, I have searched around, and editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg didn't do any good. I can post my xorg.conf if you like, but it's pretty typical.

Anyone else with similar experiences?
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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I have VERY little experience with Linux but I had a similar problem and my "resolution 640x480 no other option in preferences" thread on LQ newbie forum 21st October (or rather the replies to it!) might help you. Best of luck!
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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ps that thread was my alter ego sonichedgehog
 
  


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