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Old 10-20-2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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fedora 7, problem in increasing the screen resolution


hi I newly installed fedora 7 on my pc as I am interested in learning linux, but the screen resolution is 800 x 600 and i am not able to increase it, i tried editing the etc/X11/xorg.conf file by adding Modes "1280 x 1024". but there was no change.

now wat do i do ? please help me

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:25 AM   #2
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now wat do i do ? please help me
Install a recent version of Fedora, ie. F11. Fedora 7 is old and unsupported. There have not been any security updates for F7 for a long time.
If the reason you installed F7 is the fact that you've got an old computer, then you can use some lightweight desktop environment ie. XFCE
 
Old 10-20-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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Install a recent version of Fedora, ie. F11. Fedora 7 is old and unsupported. There have not been any security updates for F7 for a long time.
If the reason you installed F7 is the fact that you've got an old computer, then you can use some lightweight desktop environment ie. XFCE
You are right but how does installing a newer version of Fedora help the OP learn linux, wouldn't it be better for him/her to work through this problem? I know they may not have all the security fixes and what not but their intention is to learn as seen here,

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I am interested in learning linux
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ibabhelix

Post a copy of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, put [CODE]tags around it. It may be that your V. and H settings for your monitor may be set wrong. Find the info of your monitor and add the proper settings, here is a copy of my monitor section.

Code:
Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0" 
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "LG L1932TQ"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 71.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection


Before editing your xorg.conf file make a backup copy of your working file. In a terminal su to root then type

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cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup
now you can edit your xorg.conf file and make changes. I highlighted in red where to add your monitors V.H. also when you added "1280 x 1024" did you add it to the left side? Bash reads from left to right, so the first resolution it reads will be the default at startup. After you make the changes save and exit the editor and restart X

Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
 
Old 10-20-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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I thought I was ancient still having F8 on one of my machines.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 10:58 AM   #5
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You are right but how does installing a newer version of Fedora help the OP learn linux, wouldn't it be better for him/her to work through this problem? I know they may not have all the security fixes and what not but their intention is to learn as seen here,
What's the point of sewing an old coat (which is not good to be worn anyway as it's full of holes), when there's a new, better one within your arm's reach? None (apart perhaps from some sentimental reasons)
I used to use Fedora 7 and I tested F11. If the OP wants to just use linux, F11 will be a MUCH, MUCH better choice. If the OP wants to really go under the hood, there are better distro options to do it. Besides, if it's a fresh install, there's no harm in doing it again

Fair enough, the OP might learn something by fixing X on his F7, but the moment he fixes it, he'll be advised to get rid of F7 and install something from this century. Learning for the sake of learning is not what I call a productive way of spending time and getting familiar in the linux world. I am sure there will be many occassions where OP will have the opportunity to learn linux on F11 (or any other distro)

Anyway, I'm just saying that it would be the most reasonable step to install F11 and start learning linux from something that is up to date and relevant. Generally, on a number of occassions I've seen posts where someone had a problem with some old version of linux. When they installed an up to date version of it, the problem automatically disappeared, simply because linux changes and what was a linux problem a few years ago might not be now any more. What's the point of solving yesterday's problems?

just my 2p
 
Old 10-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
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install fedora 11

if you do fix 7 there is NO new software to run on it

and it is full of unfixed security holes
 
Old 10-31-2009, 07:08 AM   #7
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here is my monitor details
Code:
Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "Monitor 1024x768"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
        HorizSync    31.5 - 57.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection
 
Old 10-31-2009, 02:50 PM   #8
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hi I newly installed fedora 7 on my pc as I am interested in learning linux
WHY the dead and UNSUPPORTED fedora 7 ???????

pelase use THE CURRENT version . Fedora 11
 
  


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