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I am trying to increase the resolution upto 1280x1024 but it didnt work. I changed my monitor. Now my display setting doesnt have monitor probe option availabe to check out what monitor I am using. I did run XFree86 -configure and copied the new monitor info on to the old XFree86 file in /etc/X11 but that didnt work either.
Using RH9 and Intel 845 Integrated VDO card which is working all fine and has no conflict issue. Only problem is I changed my monitor from 17 to 19' and need to increase the resolution upto 1280x1024. I have got this Korean monitor and I have defined its specs like H and V scanning frequency in my XF86config file.
It sounds like you are saying that you changed the HorizSync and VertRefresh. You did not indicate how you are trying to change your resolution.
Check lower in the XF86Config file in the Screen section to see if it includeds the higher resolution. It looks something like this: Be sure you change at least the Subsection that is using your DefaultDepth (toward the top of the Screen section.) Add your preferred mode to the front of the Modes list.
The other thing that could be happening is that you are editing the wrong config file. Some systems have XF86Config-4 as well.
If your editing fails still, you can try backing up your config files and run xf86config which I think is still the text configurator for X. I'm running X.org for about a year now; so I'm kind of behind the times on XFree86.
(oops- other posts came in while I was typing mine and it is pretty much covered already.)
Seems like Anita didnt bother to read the config lines. Anyone else who can help me fix this issue. The weird thing is the monitor probe button is kinda disabled and doesnt work. I dont know how to fix this weird linux weakness.