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Old 12-19-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
tekmann33
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Screen Res problems in Fedora 7


I am stuck in a 800x600 resolution and I can't get my 1280 x 768 back.

I've read a multitude of threads on the subject and I just can't get it corrected.

I am running my machine on a Fedora 7 platform.

Here are the steps I have taken:

This is my current xorg.conf file:
Code:
login as: bclanton
bclanton@10.3.0.99's password:
Last login: Fri Dec 19 09:34:38 2008
[bclanton@FireCracker ~]$ su
Password:
[root@FireCracker bclanton]# cd /etc/X11
[root@FireCracker X11]# ls
applnk  prefdm        sysconfig  X      Xmodmap    xorg.conf.bkup
fs      serverconfig  twm        xinit  xorg.conf  Xresources
[root@FireCracker X11]# less xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
        VertRefresh  40.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

~
~
~
(END)
I have a Dell LCD monitor, model No: 1703FPs. I have an anaolg VGA cable connecting it to the Desktop.

When I go to Systems - Administration - Display. Under Settings, I choose 1024 x 768. Log out to the command line console and type in "startx" at the command line. It looks like it is about to change resolution, but it snaps back to the 800 x 600 res.

I have then tried choosing the exact Dell model. I go to System - Administration - Display and under "Hardware" I choose click the "Show all available monitors". I choose the "Dell 1703FP (Analog)." I do not see the "s" at the end....don't know what that signifies.

I then go back to "Settings" and choose the 1024x768 and click "ok". I log out and log back in. Still the same f#1@&* resolution. I go back to xorg.conf, and it looks like my changes didn't take:

Code:
login as: bclanton
bclanton@10.3.0.99's password:
Last login: Fri Dec 19 09:34:38 2008
[bclanton@FireCracker ~]$ su
Password:
[root@FireCracker bclanton]# cd /etc/X11
[root@FireCracker X11]# ls
applnk  prefdm        sysconfig  X      Xmodmap    xorg.conf.bkup
fs      serverconfig  twm        xinit  xorg.conf  Xresources
[root@FireCracker X11]# less xorg.conf
[root@FireCracker X11]# less xorg.conf
[root@FireCracker X11]# less xorg.conf



# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
        VertRefresh  40.0 - 70.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

xorg.conf (END)
The ModelName is still the same.

Not sure what to do. I did at one time have the 1024x768 res. I changed it to 800x600 to see the results of a web page I was deveoping. AFter that, I couldn't get it back.

Anyone have any input? Forever grateful if you do.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 11:40 PM   #2
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Try looking in the System - Preferences menu (pretty sure thats what its called, something other than administration) and change the res there somewhere, I've had a similar problem. Sorry I can't be more specific.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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Look here:
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...070903#feature

The native resolution of the Dell 1703FP is 1280 x 1024.

You need to make sure that 1280 x 1024 is entered in your
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file after Modes and before "1024 x 768"

I cannot understand why under ModelName 1024 x 768 is shown.
You may also need to change the ModelName entry to 1280 x 1024.
 
  


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