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Im running debian 'sarge' on a system with an integrated video card. This is my first linux setup, and i seem to have got it all up and working, except my screen resolution is stuck at 640 x 480, and it doesn't give me any other options.
I figure i configured something wrong, but i dont know what to or how to fix it. advice appreciated.
your gui resolution is determined by your xorg.conf (or xfree depending on what you use), located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Sometimes when the xorg.conf isn't doing what you expect it to, you can check the xorg log, located at /var/log/Xorg.0.log. That will help you dtermine exactly what part of your xorg.conf isn't getting the job done.
i am having the same problem, but i'm using Ubuntu, and i have a i740 card. So my xorg.conf says the follow, and i appologize if i sent too much info, i am very new to Linux, and i'm not sure what part was needed. Also there is more than this in the file, it says the same for 8,15,16, and 24, but seeing as it was all the same....
Your screen resolution is not better because linux didn't recognize your video card. It defaulted to a generic vga. right? See what linux is telling you it sees for a video card. If you can't find the drivers, then a quick fix is to buy a cheapo video card, and disable the onboard one.