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Old 04-30-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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xFce - How do I change the screen resolution?


xFce currently starting up at 640x480, but I'm on a non-interlaced SVGA monitor which can handle 1024x768.

How do I change the screen resolution? Do I need to change something in the xf86config file?

Pleas help!
 
Old 04-30-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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XFCE uses whatever XFree particulars that have been setup previously. you'll need to set up xfree differently.

exit the x session (or reboot in anonther init state that doesn't start the x server ) and try one of the following xfree configuration tools:

xf86cfg - Graphical configuration tool for XFree86 4.0
xf86config - generate an XF86Config file

enjoy.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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have you just tried
<CTRL><ALT> + or
<CTRL><ALT> - ?

I use afterstep, so I dont know if it will work on your WM
but its worth a try.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 08:07 PM   #4
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Yes the <ctrl> + <alt> + or - will work in xfce if you have the resolutions listed in your XF86Config file.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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I have them listed, but they're ignored.

In the file, at all color depths, they're listed as:
"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
but 1024 is ignored. Doing the switch you provided just seems to "zoom in".
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:55 AM   #6
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Trying setting your MetaModes Option like this:

Option MetaModes "800x600, 800x600; 1280x1024, 1280x1024"
 
Old 05-13-2004, 10:21 AM   #7
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If it still doesnt cooperate, it could be that your monitor vsync and hsync isnt setup properly. Youll need to look at your manual, or, if you dont have that, theres a good chance youll find your monitors specs on the vendor website. Once you find those, enter the correct values in the monitor section.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:14 AM   #8
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I don't have the manual, and there is absolutely no information about the monitor. At all. Even the vendor can't help me.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:56 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by octane097
Trying setting your MetaModes Option like this:

Option MetaModes "800x600, 800x600; 1280x1024, 1280x1024"
Um... Where? I'm not too sure.
 
Old 07-17-2009, 07:23 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by neocookie View Post
xFce currently starting up at 640x480, but I'm on a non-interlaced SVGA monitor which can handle 1024x768.

How do I change the screen resolution? Do I need to change something in the xf86config file?

Pleas help!
for xfce v4.0: go to you home directory, in the ".config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml" subdirectory you'll find the file "displays.xml", edit it with the appropriate resolution and frequency, you'll be fine.
 
Old 07-03-2010, 12:24 AM   #11
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Talking Thanks!

.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml - I was looking all over for that! I set a bad refresh rate - no way to revert. Edit this file, service gdm restart, and it's fixed.
 
  


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