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Old 11-11-2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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xorg.conf problem.. driving me mad.


Hi, LQ are my last hope now.. i am trying to set my screen resolution to 1280x1024.. but somehow, i am not configuring my xorg.conf file as i should or my system wount do what i tell it too.. i asked around on IRC, but apparentley no one was able to help me. here is it:


Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize 300 230 # mm
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "DEL"
ModelName "DELL E771p"
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


i have tried to add "Modes "1280x1024"" to the "SubSection "Display"" part but it didnt work. I added "Modeline "1280x1024"" to the "Section "Monitor"" part, but that didnt work either..
So Dear LQ members, if anyone can help me dealing with this, i would be more than grateful!
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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have you tried using as root
xorgconfig
get out from the X server first
Ciao
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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i was thinking of that, but since i cant figure out how to exit GDM without shutting down my box, i dont know how to do it.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:34 PM   #4
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Re: xorg.conf problem.. driving me mad.

Quote:
Originally posted by phsythax
Hi, LQ are my last hope now.. i am trying to set my screen resolution to 1280x1024.. but somehow, i am not configuring my xorg.conf file as i should or my system wount do what i tell it too.. i asked around on IRC, but apparentley no one was able to help me. here is it:


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


i have tried to add "Modes "1280x1024"" to the "SubSection "Display"" part but it didnt work. I added "Modeline "1280x1024"" to the "Section "Monitor"" part, but that didnt work either..
So Dear LQ members, if anyone can help me dealing with this, i would be more than grateful!
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 0"
Device "card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Have you tried anything like this ?
Also see the log file in /var/log to see why it fails.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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try "init 3"
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:00 PM   #6
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imitheos: thank you i will try that.
oneandoneis2: what do you mean by that?
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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if you init 3 from a terminal (as root), you will kill the graphical X-windows and come up to a text prompt. If you init 5, you re-launch the graphical desktop. I think that's what he was trying to tell you. Some things, like NVIDIA driver installs, are run from a command prompt.
Good luck!
 
  


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