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Old 10-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
Sean1e
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Screen reverts to lower resolution when not root - CentOS guest on VMWare ESXi


Hi,

I'm running a fresh install of CentOS 5.2 on VMWare ESXi and have VMWare Tools installed.

During the installation of VMWare Tools I set the resolution to start with as 1024x768, and when I restart the machine it shows as 1024x768 when the login prompt is displayed.

If I login as root the desktop displays as 1024x768.

When I however login with a different userid the desktop displays as 800x600.

If I change the resolution to 1024x768 with Gnome's desktop config as the non-root user I get a message stating that xorg.conf has been updated and I need to restart X, which I've tried with no success ( restarts as 800x600 ). If I go back to Gnome desktop config before restarting X it shows 800x600.

I've tried "sudo xrandr -s" in which case the display does change to 1024x768, but reverts when I reboot.

I've also tried making root the primary group for the userid and setting 1024x768 using Gnome desktop config - with the same result.

The machine has all the latest updates.

Bit at my wits end - as far as I know the same xorg.conf is used irrespective of who I login as.

Please excuse any inaccuracies or obviously silly mistakes and omissions in the above as I'm relatively new to Linux.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks - Sean

Last edited by Sean1e; 10-16-2008 at 07:43 PM. Reason: Edit Title
 
Old 10-18-2008, 04:01 AM   #2
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Did you try changing it with the resolution tool?
On your panel, click System, Preferences and
Screen Resolution. Select what you'd like and
set it as a default for the system. Hopefully
that will work.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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Carl - Thanks a lot for that - It did indeed work !

Many thanks

Sean

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Originally Posted by carltm View Post
Did you try changing it with the resolution tool?
On your panel, click System, Preferences and
Screen Resolution. Select what you'd like and
set it as a default for the system. Hopefully
that will work.
 
  


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