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i got an ATI Rage 128 graphics card, Linux decided to use the "r128" driver with it (which is the corrrect 1 and working fine)
the problem is,,, I know my graphics card can display very high scren resolutions, ive read up on the r128 driver, and know it can also support very high screen resoulutions,, But i cannot get any resolution other that 800x600.
First i tried the Graphical tool, after changing the resolution, it told me to restart the X-server, so i did, and the resolution had set itself back to 800x600.
SO, i opened up my
/etc/X11/XF86Config file, and found a line under the screen part that gave only 2 resolutions
and changed it so that it also contained the resolution i wanted,
NOW, when i set this resoultion, and restarted X, the OS said that it was displaying my desired resolution, but obviously was not,
SO again i edited my XF86Config, so that the only available resolution was the 1 i wanted, but this time on rebooting, i get a "0 height not big enough, blah blah blah must be atleast 128"
GRRRR, i know the driver is capable of displaying the desired resolution, and i know the card is capable, and i know my monitor is capable, WHY WILL IT NOT LET ME DO IT !!!!
With this tiny resolution, i cant use KDE properly, as in many windows, the Ok, cancel apply buttons are off the bottom of the screen, also, everything is so damn HUGE and ugly,
thanX for any help.
ThanX for any help... if it is important, im using RedHat 9, with the KDE desktop.
Distribution: Emacs and linux is its device driver(Slackware,redhat)
you can use redhat-config-xf86 but make sure u choose the correct setting for your monitor cause when redhat probes my screen i get only 800x600 but when i choose my monitor from the list i get 1024x768 resolution
Just use the Redhat resolution config utility (in the menus,look for display settings or something). Choose a standard screen type if you don't know what yours is, or enter the refresh rates from the manual
# Configuring X Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
You may have these tools:
i had a similar problem in that i could only get 800x600 untill i changed my monitor type from "unprobed" to zenith 1540-x-x which is my monitor model number. now i can get altheway to 2048 x 1600 which is real tiny btw.lol but try that and see what happens