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Old 03-03-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
FLiPPie
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Wink Stripe screen how do i get it to normal?


I have to following problem,

I installed slackware to night (newbie) and i though i change my sceen resolution of my tft screen to 1280x1024 and i restart to apply the settings.
But then it goes wrong when i typ startx from consule i get a screen with stripes (only stripes) i can't ready anything on it.

And my question: How can i change my resolution whitout using KDE!?

Hopefully i get some quicke answere,

Thanks anyway.

Grtz FLiPPie
 
Old 03-03-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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ctrl+alt+backspace stops X. The settings shouldn't be written so you can startx again. Resolution settings (among other things) are kept in /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) in "Monitor" section. They're defined by so called 'modelines'. You need to write a correct one for 1280x1024 to have it running, but it's very hardware-specific.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Mara
ctrl+alt+backspace stops X. The settings shouldn't be written so you can startx again. Resolution settings (among other things) are kept in /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) in "Monitor" section. They're defined by so called 'modelines'. You need to write a correct one for 1280x1024 to have it running, but it's very hardware-specific.
I stopped KDE by so ALT CTRL BACKSPACE ans started KDE again but the resolution is un changed and what you sad" You need to write a correct one for 1280x1024 to have it running, but it's very hardware-specific"
I don't know how.
Isn't there a easier why to change it?

i wan to put my resolution to 1600x1200 (that is my standaard screen resolution of my tft screen).
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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So it was written...Another key combination...ctrl+alt+'+', ctrl+alt+'-'. You can switch between resolution (forgot to write it in last post).

Example modeline:
# Modeline "1600x1200" 192.00 1600 1648 1816 2064 1200 1202 1212 1263
It's 1600x1200 for my monitor, it won't work with yours. That's why I say it's hardware-specific. If you know someone with the same model as you have and that person runs X with the resolution you want, you can copy modelines. In other cases it may work, but only 'may'.

To have a chance for good modelines you need to make sure you have correct monitor parameters in /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4), section "Monitor".
You should see two lines below:
Code:
    HorizSync xx-xx
    VertRefresh xx-xx
Check if 'xx's are the same as written in your monitor's manual (in technical data). If you change them, exit X and start them again, new modes will be generated and will be probably better.

There's a program that can tell you modelines basing on the parameters above, unfortunatelly I can't recall its name. Anyone?
 
  


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