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Old 09-12-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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Low Screen Res


I have a screen resolution problem when I open X. The resolution is very low, and I can only see about a eighth of the screen. I'm running Redhat 6.2 (I now, its old), XFree V11 release 6.3, and GNOME (I don't know what version). My graphics card is an ati all-in-wonder, so I have to use the XF86_Mach64 server. And, the monitor is some random one I found for about $50, and I have no idea what the specs are or even who the manufacturer is. I have tried getting rid of low resolutions in XF86Config, and pressing Alt + Crl + +/-, and the both don't do anything. Also, XConfigurator won't configure my card correctly, it just says that there was a problem probing, so I had to use XF86Config. Here is part of XF86 Config:

# The accelerated servers (S3, Mach 32, Mach 8, 8514, P9000, AGX, W32, Mach64)

Section "Screen"
Driver "accel"
Device "ati"
Monitor "Monitor"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "1024x1024" "1280x1024"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "1024x1024" "1280x1024"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "1024x1024" "1280x1024"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 09-12-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
contrasutra
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Upgrade to a newer distribution.

Why spend lots of time figuring out how to run outdated software, when you can download a new distribution and have it run usually out of the box.

Its like running Windows 95 when you have WindowsXP right next to you.

And im sure your system can handle it, linux can run fine on a 486.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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In order to get a higher resolution, you will have to configure the Monitor section of XF86Config with the correct settings (HorizSync and VertRefresh).

It may be preferable to install a more recent version of RedHat (at least 7.3).
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:52 PM   #4
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Is it possible to download the distro from bash? I'm on a network, and the network does work with the linux computer. If not I could burn it on some cds.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 09:04 PM   #5
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It would be better to download RedHat 9 and burn it on CDs.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 03:01 PM   #6
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Ok, I'll get some cds and try that. I'll let you know the results.
 
  


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