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Old 06-20-2002, 04:05 PM   #1
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8.1 and resolutions in KDE...

Anyone having any screen resolution issues running KDE3 in Slack 8.1?

I have a run of the mill ATI Rage 128, adn under Slackware 8.0 I was able to run @ 1024 x 768. That was with KDE2.2. When I loaded 8.1 I seem to be stuck @ 800 x 600!!! I know I can manually config X, but this strikes me as strange.

Now, to make the tale even stranger. Re-installed 8.0 without KDE, then installed KDE 3 and required version of QT from 8.1rc3 disk and I run at 1024 x 768.

WTF, huh...

xgtr, out...
Old 06-20-2002, 09:11 PM   #2
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The pre-built XF86Config file that Patrick put together, as it states in the header is built to work with just about any graphics card and some base resolutions. Unlike every other distro on the planet, it is not the product of a probe of your actual hardware. Its pretty cool actually that it worked on both machines I installed it on, and whoppingly new and old monitors!

I have the same card, hooked up to a 19-inch VESA capable monitor, and ran ./usr/X11/bin/XFree -configure

Then I edited the outputted file adding in, under the resolutions:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 32
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024"
ViewPort 0 0

Also, as the ./Free probe doesn't get all the fonts right, under the section Files:

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"

As well as adding the module "freetype"




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