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Old 05-19-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Help with screen resolution ATI RageXL video card Fedora 12


I just installed Fedora 12 on a rack computer. I know my screen has the ability to show 1600x1200 pixels. But I don't know what my video card can do. Right now my screen is stuck at 800x600. When I had Fedora 11 I remember it could go to 1024x768 or maybe a little larger.

I can't really find a driver for the ATI RageXL and I was hoping someone can help me find one, and also suggest other options to make the screen resolution as high as possible.

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:14 AM   #2
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You can try to use xrandr to review your video card capabilities, or maybe use a GUI based client named grandr, xrandr will run in any desktop.

I wrote an small how to using fluxbox as desktop I hope it helps. http://soad1982.blogspot.com/2009/07...esolution.html
 
Old 05-21-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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Using Fedora 12 fresh install, the xrandr command says that the highest resolution is 800x600. However, a fresh install of Fedora 11 displays 1024x768 at startup. So I know that it can at least do that. In both installations, the display configuration utility says that the monitor is unknown.

I found this: ATI's website (http://ati.amd.com/developer/altoschart.pdf) that says that the ATI Rage XL card is supported by Xfree86 or X.org.

What is Xfree86? If I use Xfree86, do I still have a Gnome desktop environment? I guess I want to know if it's a drastic change or is it something that runs in the background.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
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Xfree86 is the old X window manager, the new one (many years ago) is Xorg. You should use Xorg. Gnome runs in both. What video card do you have ? I may be able to help you with the drivers installation.

Type lspci and post the output. I installed an ATI driver many years ago.
 
  


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