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Old 11-19-2003, 04:33 AM   #1
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Still having screen resolution problems.

This time, I give up.
If there's a Slackware 9.1 user out there who can help me.
Someone who's running their screen at 1024x768
Could you just copy and paste your whole xf86config file to me?
Heh, send it via email to
It would be most appreciated.
Old 11-19-2003, 05:53 AM   #2
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what is exactly ur ptoblem ?
Old 11-19-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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You may need to look at the default depth setting that you are using.

I have a very old Hercules Stingray Pro video card that needs the default depth=8 before it will run in 1024x768 mode with 256 colours. This also allows 800x600 and 640x480 with 256 colours.

I normally run at depth=16 for 800x600 as it looks best and gives 65536 colours but also allows access to 640x480 resolution.

If the depth=24 then I can run 640x480 with 16.7M colours but no other screen resolutions.

I assume that you know that you can cycle through the available screen resolutions using the Control-Alt-NumericKeyboard+ key combination repeatedly.
Old 11-21-2003, 04:05 AM   #4
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Yes, it seems to me my xf86config is not set.
By default my screen resolution is 640x480, and Ctrl+Alt+Numpad+ doesn't do anything.


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