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Old 08-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Simply Mepis & Screen Resolution


I just installed Simply Mepis 8.0.15 for a friend but the screen resolution is 800 x 600, how do I change that to 1024 x 768?

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Did you try the desktop environment's display settings first?
 
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Did you try the desktop environment's display settings first?
I would if I could find it.
 
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What desktop environment is it?
 
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What desktop environment is it?
It's version 8.0.15 and In the terminal I typed lspci and found ATI RS480 {RADEON Xpress 200G Seriies}
 
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There is no "desktop environment 8.5".

It's probably either GNOME or KDE (but others exist). What is it?

If it's KDE >= 4.0, go to:

K Menu -> Computer -> System Settings -> Display
 
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there is no "desktop environment 8.5".

It's probably either gnome or kde (but others exist). What is it?

If it's kde >= 4.0, go to:

K menu -> computer -> system settings -> display
kde 3.5.
 
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf

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kde 3.5.
Ok, so I found where the file is but how do I edit the 800x66 to read 1024x768 and save it until I can reboot? It's in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
 
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xorg.conf has nothing to do with your desktop. It's best to leave it alone.

At least try to find some kind of settings in KDE?
 
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You might consider running the sgfxi script to check your graphics drivers. Lack of proper graphics driver is one possible reason you are not getting the full resolution.

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Smxi
 
  


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