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Old 03-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
drakeman007
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Add new mode to Xrandr conf!


Hello, i just installed my debian squeeze, and the screen resolution is a little ugly, im trying to add the mode i used in my vista using this line
Code:
xrandr --addmode VGA-0 1152x768
But the screen starts to flicker and then i get this message
Code:
xrandr: cannot find mode "1152x768"

is there a way to do that?

thanks
 
Old 03-06-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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i think the smarter people of the boards are going to need to know what video card you're using, and what driver is installed. A lot of times, basic drivers allow a large range of GPUs to work, but at the expensive of features, like resolution options. i'll see if i can find the terminal commands to do this
 
Old 03-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #3
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Try using
Code:
xranr --newmode <yourmode>
And then set the new mode with your command.

Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 03-06-2009 at 12:16 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #4
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in the mean time, take a look at this when i was having questions about my intel built in chip on my mobo. i'm PRETTY sure debian and ubuntu are based on the same thing, so the commands they had me run, should work or you as well, with modification for your particular gfx card: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5gl960-705914/
 
Old 03-06-2009, 12:53 AM   #5
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Well thanks for your answers, im going to try the new mode command, and i write you back, for the other reply, im using an Ati radeon x700 pci express, and using the default drivers installed with the Squeeze DVD....

Thanks...
 
Old 03-07-2009, 08:04 AM   #6
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Hello, finally i could put the resolution with xrandr in 1152x864, but when i restart the system, xandr lost the settings, is there anyway to set the resolution i want premantly? thanks
 
  


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