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Old 11-17-2001, 11:04 AM   #1
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Changing Resolution - Slackware8


Can someone tell me how it is done?

XF86Config just aint doing it! I set it to 800x600 or 1024x768 but X just keeps starting up in really really low res, like 250x250 or something, can barely see 1/4 of the screen.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-17-2001, 01:25 PM   #2
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XFree 4.1 or a previous version?
 
Old 11-17-2001, 03:10 PM   #3
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Is it like the screen is magnified 100x? To where you have to move the mouse all over to get somewhere? If so, and what I think you are talking about. I solved this problem for myself by running xf86config and when it asks for monitor type, pick the closest EXACT monitor you can. I chose #7 High Freq monitor that can do 1024x768@70hz because that's the res I was going to want to see. Then when you get to the resolution settings, since I wanted 24bit, I hit option #3 to change the resolutions and ONLY picked 1024x768, hit enter say #4 all modes ok, and next pick option #5 for 24bit mode. Your Xsessions should now only be able to start up in that res. Let me know if you have any questions to clarify, or jsut try out a few different things along these lines.
 
Old 11-17-2001, 03:12 PM   #4
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Sorry for posting twice, forgot to say if all else fails you can always do a ctrl-alt- +/- on the keypad to cycle through the resolutions. You have to do this everytime you startx though.
 
Old 11-18-2001, 02:22 PM   #5
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you can also edit the XF86Config file in /etc/X11.

there is the section that says
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "GEFORCE 2 PRO"
    Monitor     "M70"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
this show the modes that you can choose between by pressing ctrl+alt+ -/+

comment out (by putting the # marks infront of the lines) the modes that you don't want. make sure that the DefaultDepth line is there otherwise, as taz.devil says, you will need to cycle through all the resolutions everytime.

HTH

Alex
 
Old 11-18-2001, 04:56 PM   #6
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Lubly Jubly, thanks for the help guys
 
  


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