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Having trouble getting 1280X800 resolution to work. Choices are: 1024X768, 800X600, 600X400, when I right-click into "Configure Desktop/Dislay." I used Synaptic to get "855resolution", ran it and restarted X with no result. I ran MCC and tried hardware->monitor and selected dell->1280X800 laptop with no result. When I tried to configure desktop settings in MCC I got a wandering screen. Any ideas?
I tried as you showed...but never got the resolution to change. I followed your steps trying 3c and 5c at 1280 800. I then exited the session and restarted x as you said. I did not get any change in screen res so I have not created any text files.
One other thought, is your xorg.conf set to use 1280x800 resolution?
To change this:
PClinuxOS control center --> hardware --> change desktop screen resolution. To get the 1280x800 you may have go to other and then find 1280x800.
apply the changes, logout, hit alt-f6, login as root, run 855resolution as before, logout, hit alt-f7 and restart x (alt-backspace).
Isn't this a great example of why so many people think Linux is complicated?
Booting to a command prompt, creating a textfile with shell commands, changing file permissions, creating a symlink---just to get the OS to support a widely-used laptop screen resolution? What's wrong with this picture?