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Old 04-18-2004, 03:00 AM   #1
derfaust
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changing the screen resolution in slackware 9.1


the title of my post says it all....

how do i change the damn screen res in slack 9.1...

i have searched and searched this site. none of the suggestions worked for me...there are many post about this problem....the internet was to no avial either.....

the only thing that has done anything for me was moving resolutions around in X86CONFIG...but all that happens is that i have scroll around the screen....'

i want to change than dang res!!!....Please let me know...dig and thanks

here is my x86config...
****************************************************************************
# *****************************************************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify *
# which dynamically loadable modules to load. *
# *****************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension
SubSection "extmod"
# Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"

# This loads the GLX module
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
# This loads the DRI module
Load "dri"

EndSection

# ******************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set *
# ******************************************************************

Section "Files"

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path. The default path is shown here.

# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# ***********************
# Server flags section. *
# ***********************

Section "ServerFlags"

EndSection

# ***************
# Input devices *
# ***************

# *************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section *
# *************************************

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "Keyboard"

Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "en"

EndSection

# ************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section *
# ************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
#Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "8"

# Option "Resolution" "256"
EndSection

# *****************
# Monitor section *
# *****************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "hitachi CM 803"
HorizSync 31.5 - 115
VertRefresh 50 - 160
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "dell M992"
HorizSync 30 - 96
VertRefresh 50 - 160
EndSection

# *************************
# Graphics device section *
# *************************

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia0"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia1"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection
# *****************
# Screen sections *
# *****************

Section "Screen"
Identifier "nvidia0screen"
Device "nvidia0"
Monitor "hitachi CM 803"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "nvidia1screen"
Device "nvidia1"
Monitor "dell M992"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "1152x864" "800x600" "640x480
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
# ************************
# ServerLayout sections. *
# ************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "dual"
Screen 0 "nvidia0screen"
Screen 1 "nvidia1screen" Above "nvidia0screen"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single"
Screen 0 "nvidia0screen"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection


********************************************************************************

i have a geforce 4 Ti 4200....and i have a dual monitor system......if that is of any help...

-derfaust
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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In suse, and probably in slackware also, there is a little KDE desktop applet called krandrtray. Try using that.

MWM
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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Re: changing the screen resolution in slackware 9.1

Quote:
Originally posted by derfaust
the only thing that has done anything for me was moving resolutions around in X86CONFIG...but all that happens is that i have scroll around the screen....
That's probably because you said yes to "virtual desktops" or whatever it's called when you created your XF86Config (if you did it through xf86config). This means, I believe, that desktop space is always as big as your maximum resolution, and selecting lower resolutions will result in kind of a zoom effect. Could be wrong but but check it out - if this is the case, just disable it.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 03:44 AM   #4
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well here is what i did....it worked

EndSection
# *****************
# Screen sections *
# *****************

Section "Screen"
Identifier "nvidia0screen"
Device "nvidia0"
Monitor "hitachi CM 803"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
#Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
#Virtual _"1024x768"
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "nvidia1screen"
Device "nvidia1"
Monitor "dell M992"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

ROCK!!!

hope this will help somebody....

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