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Old 11-25-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
supertoad
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Problem setting resolution in KDE


In my xorg.conf I have:

Code:
Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      32
    Modes      "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480" 
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection
But my KDE resolution is still 1024x768. I went into the control panel and it only lists 1024, 800, and 640 as options. Even after I changed 1024x768 to 1280x800 in the config file manually there was no change. I've restarted KDE, the X server, and the computer several times throughout the process and no matter what I do the max KDE seems to allow is 1024. My display is wide and it looks sort of odd and stretched without 1280x800. What can I do to make KDE that resolution?
 
Old 11-25-2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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run as root: xorgconfig and answer the questions...
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:22 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the xorg.conf isn't the problem. It was generated by yast. How does KDE decide what resolutions it can use? Why wouldn't it use the resolution in the config file?
 
Old 11-25-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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subsection 'display' 4 times repeted??? here example of my screen section:


# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
#Option "backingstore"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0 # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
# Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
  


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