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Old 10-23-2004, 10:22 PM   #1
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changing screen resolution..


hey guys i was jsut wondering how would i be able to change my screen resolution to 1280x1024 ?.. i currently installed debian with only 1024x768 or something lol
 
Old 10-23-2004, 10:57 PM   #2
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Which window manager are you running ?

You should be able to do this either through one of the built in GUI's (eg. kxconfig, if you're using KDE) or through some editing of the odd configuration file (XF86Config-4 springs to mind

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Old 10-23-2004, 10:58 PM   #3
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iam running openbox
 
Old 10-23-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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Well, first check whether you have kxconfig (may have to run it via a shell, using gksu). If there is, then it would probably be simplest to use that. If not, then check the bottom section of your XF86Config-4 file for a section labelled Screen, and subsection(s) labelled Display. There should be the screen resolutions ('Modes') or each colour depth. Have a quick glance at the manual page, then edit at will.

Good luck !
 
Old 10-24-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Take the Advanced option, enter your horiz and vertical frequencies, mouse and it will give you a list of resolutions, you can choose the one you want.

For a step by step explanation of the process:

Steps 9 and 10
The Very Verbose Debian Installation Walkthrough
http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016

Also check the sticky: Debian Configuration Post-Install in this forum.
 
  


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