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Old 08-23-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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howto: change resolution


ok this is weird.. b4 i installed linux [debian], i could change my resolution to as high i as want, usually i use 1024x700something... now with debian or linux, i cant it onlie has 2 options.. 800x600 or 600xsomething.. how do i get 1024??? i remember selecting something that has this word as graphics or something card or something like that: "vessa"
 
Old 08-24-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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if debian uses xfree instead of xorg then do this:

Code:
xfreeconfig
then when it asks you about the video card diver you want to use select vesa, and you can also configure your screen resolution.

if debian uses xorg, then you want to do this :
Code:
xorgconfig
and do the same thing, when it asks you about the video card driver choose vesa and set the resolution
 
Old 08-24-2004, 01:08 AM   #3
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i'm not sure it it's
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xfreeconfig or xfree86config
 
Old 08-24-2004, 01:18 AM   #4
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when i typed that in da console.. nothing hapend, it said cant find that command.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 01:34 AM   #5
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I'm sorry is been a while since i've used xfree, that is why i couldn't remember, the command you are looking for is this one
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xf86config
then do the same thing as i said before choose your driver as vesa and then choose your configuration
 
Old 08-24-2004, 03:49 AM   #6
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i dunt noe my monitor well.. so i didnt follow up to the stuff.. o well...
 
Old 08-24-2004, 05:29 AM   #7
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I dunno, that is the one problem I didn;t like about the Debian installer, but it always puts u in 800x600 mode. Anyways, open a terminal window, su into root, then type in konqueror, then go to /etc/X11 and edit the file xorg.conf (it may also be XF86config.conf or something like that, I can't remember which one it is with Debian, haven't used it in a while). At the bottom of the file you will see "800x600" typed in about 5 places, change them all to "1024x768" in the exact same place. Then log out. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, and X will restart with the higher resolution....or you can change it to a resolution of your choice. Anyways, ttyl
 
Old 08-24-2004, 06:16 AM   #8
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Re: howto: change resolution

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Originally posted by psa
ok this is weird.. b4 i installed linux [debian], i could change my resolution to as high i as want, usually i use 1024x700something... now with debian or linux, i cant it onlie has 2 options.. 800x600 or 600xsomething.. how do i get 1024??? i remember selecting something that has this word as graphics or something card or something like that: "vessa"
Code:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
This will take you through the complete configuration of X Server. You can choose the resolution you want.
 
  


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