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Old 03-12-2005, 01:23 AM   #1
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RHEL 4 AS - Display Resolution doesn't change?


I tried changing my screen resolution to 640x480.. restart.. the resolution still remains the same.. and then change it back to 800x600.. still the same.. i also want to increase the resolution to 1024x768 but i can't seem to do it.. the vid card could take 1024x768 in windows environment... any suggestions?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:05 PM   #2
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there is a glitch with enterprise linux and some video cards, in order to get the changes to take effect, run the following


/usr/bin/redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig


this is the same as running the resolution changing tool only with a command switch, then change your resolution, log out, and log back in and your change should be saved


this was a problem in my training classroom for RHEL 3

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Old 03-13-2005, 04:22 AM   #3
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thanks adam.. but i tried what you said and it's not working... i listed the directory in /usr/bin and cannot find "redhat-config-xfree86"

i'm pretty new w/ linux btw
 
Old 03-13-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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ok, try /usr/bin/system-config-xfree86 --reconfig

they changed the path of that since RHEL 3, do a locate for xfree86 and find something that says something about configuring xfree86
 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:46 AM   #5
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can't find system-config-xfree86 but i found system-config-display.. when i clicked on that it gives me the "Display" window and i'm back to square one.. i can change it to 800x600 but it will still keep my resolution at 640x480...
 
Old 03-14-2005, 09:31 AM   #6
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allright, well if you found that, try running it from command line with that command line switch "--reconfigure"
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:35 PM   #7
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well.. i figured it out.. after changing the color depth to 256.. i was able to chang ethe resolution... thanks for your help adam! very much appreciate your help...

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Old 03-14-2005, 10:44 PM   #8
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np man, and btw, it is --reconfig

sorry bout that, but it did work :-D


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reply to -> Display resolution doesn't change

I think u have on board video card. Change video memory size in your bios. and then check again.

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:46 AM   #10
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Try to install VMware Tools

Hi, i have same problem with you.

I just install VMware Tools( it comes with both tar.gz and rpm package ) after install VMware Tools, you need to run VMware configuration tool by issue command "vmware-config-tool.pl" and select appropriate screen resolution to what you want.

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