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I'm new to Linux & installed RH9 , I want to change my screen resolution 1024x786. I tried my best through the display setting it keeps on restarting & comes to same old. I have my XF86Config file here ..Plz make the requied changes & send it back to change the screen resolution.
# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Hi... I used to have the same problem trying to get the 1024x768 display size in a Dell's E551c monitor. Im using a Optiplex GX260. An the video card its an Intel 845. I tryed everithing and nothig works.
Finally... I change the BIOS configuration, and the problem was that there were no enough RAM for the card. So I put a little more RAM... like 8MB and thats work for me.
Ok, I followed this thread to the bottom..and pretty much followed it through to the end thinking I was going to find my answer; so here I am appending...simply to keep this thread complete.
I just installed Fedora everything identified fine. It appears my desktop is using the maximum refresh rate of 85 (I know this since Windows mis aligns the screen at that refresh rate & the same appears to be the case in Fedora). I need to set the refresh rate for a patricular "Screen" to 75...how can it be done? I do not want to simply limit all the fresh rates to 75 by modifying the "Monitor" section.
For the people who are trying to set a different resolution, you might need to add some modelines if just adding the modes doesn't work. You can find out your modelines by searching for someone elses XF86Config file who has the same monitor as you, or getting the read-edid package, google it. It's imortant you set the right modelines, although I haven't heard of anybody's monitor being destroyed due to using incorrect modelines.