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Old 11-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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changing the default resolution


hey
im just wondering where i can change the default resolution of my gui.
atm i have the xorg.conf file open using the vi test editor.
also i how do you save the file when you exit?

thanks
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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Hi,
If you're using KDE, the easiest way would be to right-click a blank space on your desktop background. Select "Configure Desktop", click on the "Display" option from the left column, then change your resolution on the right side. You shouldn't have to edit xorg.conf directly.

For future reference though, to save the file you're working on in vi, while in command mode, type ":w" without the quotes. Think "w" for write.

Hope this helps!
Cheers.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
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Press Esc to return to command mode, then :wq <enter> (command write quit).
Note that's 'colon w q'.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by illiadum View Post
Hi,
If you're using KDE, the easiest way would be to right-click a blank space on your desktop background. Select "Configure Desktop", click on the "Display" option from the left column, then change your resolution on the right side. You shouldn't have to edit xorg.conf directly.

For future reference though, to save the file you're working on in vi, while in command mode, type ":w" without the quotes. Think "w" for write.

Hope this helps!
Cheers.
hey.
the reason im doing it in ocmmand promt is because i cant get to the desktop anymore. i changed the resolution and it worked but after i reset i cant get back in.it just shows the logon screen, if i try to log in it flashes and stuff then returns to the log on screen. its a issue ive had before when i connected the pc to tv etc.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 05:27 AM   #5
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Make sure you're root when editing the file, or you won't be able to save it.
Also, make sure you back it up!
 
Old 11-11-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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Find Section "Screen" in your xorg.conf, and alter Modes lines.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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i deleted modes the monitor cant display but it still uses a crap resolution. there wasnt a screen section but im going to asume the "monitor" section is the same thing. maybe im editing the wrong file. this one is /etc/X11/xorg.conf
under Option vendor name is ATI Proprietary driver. which one is that? i had a ati driver isntall but it wasnt working proper so now im on some sort of opensource one i think. is there a way to uninstall all drivers apart form default? the 3d support was never working anyway.
is there a way to comment out modes in the list without deleting them so it ignores them?
this is starting to piss me off. if i knew how to add my home directory to shared files id prolly grab it and put windows back one

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