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Old 04-09-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Screen Resolution on Fedora 10 - ViewSonicVG910S


Alright so I have Fedora 10, and my monitor is a ViewSonicVG910s.

The screen resolution is max'd at 800x600

My screen resolution for this computer should be 1600x1200

I don't know how to set the screen resolution to 1600x1200, can someone help me please?

Here is mt xorg.conf:
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http://verdistechnologies.com/xorg.conf.txt
 
Old 04-09-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Go to command prompt and cd to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Save a copy of the existing xorg.conf (e.g. cp -p xorg.conf xorg.conf.20090409).

First try changing display: In desktop go to System-->Administration-->Display. See if the drop down for resolution has choices higher than 800x600. Also if the other drop down shows "millions of colors" you may need to lower it to "thousands of colors" to see higher resolutions. Changing settings here will update your xorg.conf and require you to logout (end your desktop) and log back in.
If you have any issues you can go to command line and copy the saved xorg.conf over the new one and restart.

If that doesn't solve it: On console run "/usr/bin/system-config-display".
Go to the hardware tab and find your monitor and video card. (Video card is probably already set.)

Note: Both the above save a copies of xorg.conf but a second edit would overwrite original - saving manually as indicated at beginning means you can get back to where you started from.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 10:09 AM   #3
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Neither of the last two worked. ON my Desktop there is no System > Administration > Display.

But I do have System > Preferences > Hardware > Screen Resolution
where I went to change the screen resolution before but it is max'd at 800x600

Then I went to the console, and this is all I have returned:
Code:
[root@ghost ronaldr]# /usr/bin/system-config-display
bash: /usr/bin/system-config-display: No such file or directory
[root@ghost ronaldr]#
 
Old 04-09-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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Oh any my Graphic Chipset is a NVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
and actually my mistake the screen resolution shouldn't be 1600x1200 but 1280x1024
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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Can anyone help?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 10:20 AM   #6
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My bad - I forgot Fedora 10 doesn't install the system-config-display by default.

You can add it by running the following from the command line:
yum install system-config-display
 
  


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