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ive tried fixing my display. im running rh 9 and i use gedit to configure my XF86Config file. the highest res i can get (and its been higher before) is only 1024x786. ive added other resolutions but they just erase when i add them, and save them to the file. here is my config.
# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
If no Nvidia logo, that means that the driver isn't being seen. AFAIK, XF86Config hasn't been used for quite a while. You will need to edit XF86Config-4 - just repeat the changes you made on XF86Config in XF86Config-4. Restart X and let me know if your nvidia logo is coming up and if your new resolution is working.
So files shouldn't be modified manually or changes will be lost. I don't know but my be XF86Config file is that type. So I think it worths if you use the preferences command in the start menu to change your resolution.