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i'm having trouble with resolution on Debian Linux. I have the XFree86 server runing, and installed the nvidia drivers for my nVidia GeForceGo 6200. This part works fine, but i have trouble setting the resolution of the screen. It's an X-Black widescreen which supports 1280x800, but i can only display at 1024x768.
I've tried many configurations but nothing worked at all.
Another trouble with screen is that console mode is only 640x480. Anybody knows how to solve it?
I attach my XF86Config-4 here,
thanks a lot for any help.
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
# local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
When you boot up, the x-windows system isn't running. You want to include a boot option to increase the resolution of the vt's. You might try 'vga=791'. You can add it manually as an option to try it out before editing your lilo or grub configuration file. This option uses the frame buffer, assuming the fbdev is installed.
This gives the same resolution as 1024x768. I tried a higher resolution on my LCD screen, but it didn't look right.
There is a program that is a part of x-windows called 'gtf' that can analyze your system and give you a modeline to use.