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Old 05-17-2006, 12:04 AM   #1
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Question Changing monitor settings?


I recently reinstalled Redhat Linux 9.0. During the installation process, I could not find my monitor in the settings. There was an option to set the Horizontal and vertical Sync. On looking up the monitor's settings in my manual, I found something called hor. and vert. frequencies. Since both of them have the values in khz, I entered those values. The other monitiors in the list also had values in the neighbourhood of what I had entered.

I'm unable to change my resolution to 1024 * 768 and am stuck with 640 * 480 and 800 * 600 (I used [Ctrl] [Alt] [+] ( or ) [-] ). Last time I had selected some monitor from the list and these settings had worked. I know that my video card supports these resolutions as they work in Windows XP.

What am I supposed to do now?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:59 AM   #2
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are you sure both your horiz/vert rates are in kHz?
edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (if RH9 uses X.org for x-windows). scroll way down to the bottom. you will see a line that will have "800x600" "640x480" on it. edit this line and add "1024x768" in front of the first entry
 
Old 05-17-2006, 11:36 PM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestion. It worked. In RH9, the file is /etc/X11/XF86Config.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 11:37 PM   #4
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ok no prob--good work
 
  


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