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Old 04-21-2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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Can't get past 800x600 resolution on Sarge

I read the post install configuration but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I think the reason I'm lost is due to my inexperience with linux itself. I successfully installed debian on my machine, but the resolution is stuck at 800x600. When I tried changing it in the gnome control panel the maximum res I could get was stuck at 800x600. I know I have to edit a configuration file somewhere, but I don't know exactly where it may be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 04-21-2005, 09:01 PM   #2
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Log in as root, open a console, and type "# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" without the quotes. It will ask you a bunch of questions about your display, and in there it allows you to set the screen resolution. I have tried numerous times to get the nvidea drivers working, but never could. this is what I did to get a 1024x768 screen resolution.

Good luck!



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