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Old 08-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #1
homyangcha
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I cannot change my laptop screen resolution which has Centos 5.1 loaded with gnome


For the past one week i have been trying to change the screen resolution in my laptop HP/Compaq 6710b which has centos 5.1 loaded but without any success. The desktop environment i ve used is gnome. Can please somebody help me with this problem. I m quite new to linux.

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Old 08-01-2008, 12:41 AM   #2
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Hi,

Please post what you've tried, and the result of each action. Also, it might be useful to paste the content of the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

One approach to X troubles is to remove this file and force X to reconfigure the screen when it detects this file is missing (after a reboot or X restart).

Ian
 
Old 09-01-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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blacky_5251,

thank you, I followed your idea of removing the xorg.config, and all went well. Thanks for the tip.

Noha
 
Old 09-01-2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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hi blackey_5251,
thanks for your help although i solved the problem any how by other methods... i think the main problem with my configuration was that i didnt choose the right video card for the settings. when i chose the right video card (>System>Administration>Display>Hardware>and the model of your video card) and restart the machine i the problem was sloved.

homyangcha
 
Old 09-01-2008, 11:23 PM   #5
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Glad to hear you're working again. Removing the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf would have forced the same process, by reconfiguring X and recreating the file when it was restarted.
 
  


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