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How do I get my screen resolution change to ''take''?
I have my new system up and running with Debian, kernel 2.6.24. Unfortunately it is totally unusable on my 17'' monitor at 1280 x 1024 resoultion. I go into the control center/ peripherals/ display, and change to 1024 x 768. When I click on apply, KDE restarts, but back in the 1280 resolution. If I reboot, it still doesn't change. I notice I don't get a prompt for the root password.
Thanks for getting back with me. I am still struggling, nothing is working. There is more to this than finding a link at nvidia.com and giving it to apt get. I guess that would work, if the link was there. Nvidia doesn't list a link to what I need. They said all the needed drivers are in the latest kernels. The kernel I am using is a 32 bit one downloaded last Saturday from Debian. It is getting late, I will let everything go until tomorrow.
Downloading the driver from NIVIDA doesn't seem to be an option. As I said, they don't give a link, they just say all the drivers are already in the kernel. So it looked like General Failure's suggestion might be easy enough for me to be able to do it. ''The easiest solution to your problem would be to change the line....''
I su to root, and open /etc/X11/xorg.conf in Kate, and delete the 1280 mode. I then go to file and save.
''The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to file:///etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disk space is available.''
Maybe we are getting somewhere now. I was sure I saw it was the N force chip on the Nvidia site last night. I don't quite trust vendors like Tiger Direct. The power supply described as having a ball bearing fan On the ClubIT website turned out to have sleeve bearings. I hunted up the PCChips website and it confirms the Geforce chip.
A bug means bad code to me. I think this could be operater error, or bad data. Somehow when I downloaded the kernel, I didn't get the right driver. With Fred having the same problem, I wonder if the problem is what is loaded on the Debian site.
Well I am downloading the file at the link you gave me.