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Old 12-29-2005, 07:56 AM   #1
alsharifhoussam
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resolution in linux?


Hello all,
Well I have installed Linux THe MEPIS distribution, no pro with that
but when I log in to the root account, I couldnt adjust the screen resolution to what I need, so is there a solution 2 it?
Thanks
 
Old 12-29-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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Like most things in Linux, there are several different ways to do this. The most basic: edit the config file. Since we don't know what version of X you're using, here are the most common files (you'll probably only have one):

/etc/X11/XF86Config
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
/etc/X11/xorg.conf

As root, open whichever one of these you have in any text editor and search for the string 'DefaultDepth'. Underneath that will be several 'SubSection "Display"' sections. Find the one that matches DefaultDepth. You'll see a list of resolutions on the 'Modes' line. Add the res you want to the beginning of this list, and restart the X server. You can also add your new res to all the Modes lines, so it will be available in all colour depths. WARNING: make sure that you don't put in a res that your system doesn't support, or X Windows won't work at all.
Alternatively, there are some GUI tools that can do this as well. In KDE, open the Control Center and go to Peripherals/Display. This will list all the available resolutions and let you change to the one you want. There's one for Gnome too, but I don't remember what it is offhand. Good luck!

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Old 12-29-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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I have tried using the KDE<but there is no thng about resolution
what do u mean by version X I have??/
So could I try to edit the config file?
thanks
 
Old 12-29-2005, 01:09 PM   #4
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Yes, edit the config file.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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so tell me what is the problem with the KDE that I have?
 
Old 12-29-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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resolution!

so tell me what is the problem with the KDE that I have?
 
  


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