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Old 12-01-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy 1024 X 768 not displaying, slackware.


I had before RedHat installed and it was fine under 1024 X 768.

After installing slackware I can only view 800 X 600.... I've checked my bios for stretching.. But still cant view... that’s really bad.

Is there a way to force that? I would really appreciate that, otherwise I will have to remove slackware, and I dont want that to happen.


Thanks.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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If you are using slack 10 you'll have to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. After a fresh install this file contains only guides for monitor config, you'll have to consult your monitor specs and edit the monitor section accordingly.

If you don't know how to use vim, now is a good time to learn. If you set a configuration that X doesn't like you won't be able to open the X server and you'll have to reedit the config file in console.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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I have tried to run the command:

Emacs /etc/X11/xorg.conf

but it says command not found...

Can you help darkRoom
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:21 PM   #4
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isn't it a small e?

failing that, you should have pico or vim installed.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 05:31 PM   #5
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Ok after opening the file I found this:
Code:
Subsection “Display”

 Depth    8
Modes “1024x768” “800x600” “640x480”

Endsubsection

Subsection “Display”

 Depth    16
Modes “1024x768” “800x600” “640x480”

Endsubsection

Subsection “Display”

 Depth    24
Modes “1024x768” “800x600” “640x480”

Endsubsection

Subsection “Display”

 Depth    32
Modes “1024x768” “800x600” “640x480”

Endsubsection
am not really sure what exactly I need to do.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 05:42 PM   #6
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should be 1024x768 then :\
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:24 AM   #7
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After a fresh install this file contains only guides for monitor config, you'll have to consult your monitor specs and edit the monitor section accordingly.
Thats the display section you got there, better to configure for your monitor first, don't worry about messing up, put a '#' in front of the lines you will replace, that way if you need to reedit the file you know what the original data was. And from the sounds of it you don't know what vim is. Open a terminal and type 'vimtutor.'
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:55 PM   #8
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darkRoom can you help me a bit more...

Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 04:02 AM   #9
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Lets start again. You need to configure the xorg.conf file so it reflects the specification of your monitor, equally you probably need to get some drivers for your graphics card.

1. Open xorg.conf, go to the monitor section and enter the 'HorizSync' and 'VertRefresh' values found in your monitor manual or on the net. Keep a note of the defaults, you may need them.

2. What is your video card ? Get the drivers for your video card installed and edit xorg.conf as per the instructions.

3. Set the display section of xorg.conf to your preferred display.

The reason i advise you to learn vim is that if you enter a impossible config in xorg.conf the Xserver will not start. The only way to sort this out is to edit the xorg.conf file in console mode via a console editor such as vim or pico. There are many threads on installing drivers for graphics cards and editing xorg.conf, please do a search and read those threads.

Hope you get it sorted
 
  


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