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Old 04-13-2006, 06:26 AM   #1
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How to change screen size?


i running 1024x768 but my screen is build to run 1600x1200.
i tried to look in the control center but the highest was 1024x768
 
Old 04-13-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions

What distribution are you using? What hardware e.g monitor, graphic card? A bit more info makes it easier to help you out

Sincerely, Jorgen
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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I'm using gentoo - kde. i have a 19 inches lcd monitor and nvida geforce 6600
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:41 AM   #4
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Ok.

You will need the specfications for your monitor to get the max. resolution. The H and V frequencys.

Then edit your xorg.conf and put in the right values.

Could you post the output (snippets) from your xorg.conf file?

/jorgen
 
Old 04-13-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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im sorry but i don't know what it is or where i find it ??? maybe you can help me ...
 
Old 04-13-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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Sure

Open your xorg.conf file as root typing this in a terminal:

Code:
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Look for the monitor section:

Here is mine:

Code:
# Auto-generated by mkxf86config

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
EndSection
Now change the H and V sync rates so the fit to your screen. Usually you will find the info in the manual or on their website.

Then scroll down untill you see the Section "Screen". Change the resolutions to your needs, remember to check out the default depth and change the resolution that corresponds to this,

After you typed in the new values press Ctrl + Q. Then Y and <enter> to save the values.

Now just restart X Ctrl + Alt + backspace

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely, Jorgen
 
  


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