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Old 04-24-2004, 01:44 AM   #1
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How do I control screen resolution?


Yo.

Just had xfree86 auto-detect my video card, and now my screen is at a crazy high resolution (somewhere beyond 1600x1280).

Where do I have to go to alter this to a more appropriate screen rez? xfree doesn't seem to have any options regarding this. Kinda lame if you ask me.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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man XF86Config
 
Old 04-24-2004, 02:03 AM   #3
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I guess I'll RTFM.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 04:29 AM   #4
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Control Alt Plus and Control Alt Minus is supposed to adjust the resolution in X but it has never worked for me under various Linux distributions.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 05:14 AM   #5
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Hi


Delete in /etc/X11/XF86Config those resolution, which you don't need.

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Since there are more sections with the available color deps, you need to adjust the right (or all) sections.

Or if you are using KDE, you may adjust the resolution and refresh rate in the Control Center/Peripherals/Display.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 06:20 AM   #6
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I ended up adding the following to my xf86Config and it worked out great:

Modes "1280x1024"

That's the only resolution I ever run at, but I'm going to go back and add more modes to see if the Ctrl+Alt thing works.

Thanks for pitching in! You all pointed me in the right direction.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 07:18 AM   #7
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Just in case you run into this issue when adjusting your setup, the Ctrl +/- thing is meant for use with the "keypad" + and -. The + and - on the QWERTY part won't do it.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 01:22 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by 187807
Just in case you run into this issue when adjusting your setup, the Ctrl +/- thing is meant for use with the "keypad" + and -. The + and - on the QWERTY part won't do it.
Thanks for letting me know, I wondered why this didn't work for me, as I have a laptop keyboard without the numpad.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 05:57 AM   #9
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>> in case you run into this issue when adjusting your setup, the Ctrl +/- thing is meant for use with the "keypad" + and -. The + and - on the QWERTY part won't do it.

Ah ha ! Excellent tip ! Thanks ! That's why the darn thing never worked for me over many years on my Linux setups as I only ever have latops

Looks like it's Ctrl , Alt, Fn +/- for us laptop users !

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