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Old 03-13-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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Question how do i change my screen resolution in debian?


i am going to etc/x11/
and trying to go to my xorg.config.. but there is no such thing there..
how do i do it from here?? can someone help me here???
 
Old 03-13-2006, 08:44 PM   #2
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Maybe there's an /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If not, maybe you don't have Xorg installed, and you might want to look at /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

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Old 03-13-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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no there is not,, that's the problem... there is no such thing in there.. there is a Xwrapper.config.. but it does not do anything...
 
Old 03-13-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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i found it ...
you were right...
now what do i do??? I have a Dell Inspiron 710//
the screen is WXGA... i looked online and it says that the resolution could be 1366 x 768.. and on the XF86config-4

is like this:

"1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"

what would happen if i change it to
"1366x768" "1280x800" "800x600"

can something happen to the screen or something???
can you help me here..???
 
Old 03-13-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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1366x768 is a crazy resolution. What are you actually getting on your screen?

Post this much of your XF86Config-4 file

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        HorizSync       30-60
        VertRefresh     50-75
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        .
        .
        .
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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