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Old 03-26-2005, 05:00 AM   #1
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Resolution, stuck at 800 x 600!?

Its been a while since I've used Debian, in the past I had the correct resolution. My resolution is stuck at 800 x 600, so I edited my xf86config and did it correctly. Restarted X, still at 800 x 600, so I went to KDE's control center, couldn't go any higher.

What else should I do, it's probably an easy thing to do, however I can't find anything on google.
Old 03-26-2005, 05:04 AM   #2
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Try running xfree86config to set all the parameters of your graphic card. It could help. Perhaps you made some mistakes editing te xfree86.conf file?
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I did it again, no mistakes. I've done it about 100 times in my life
Old 03-26-2005, 06:15 AM   #4
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Is it onboard graphics? Try to free more memory for the card in BIOS.
Old 03-27-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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Which config file are you editing, XF86Config or XF86Config-4?...................If you're using the Sarge release of Debian, you will need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to get it working correctly............I found this out by trial and error not too long ago, myself.......In fact what I did was to rename the older XF86Config file to XF86Config-4, and make a XF86Config symlink (cd /etc/X11 && ln -sf XF86Config-4 XF86Config) to cover all the bases..........

Old 03-28-2005, 05:37 AM   #6
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does ctrl+alt+numpad'+' scroll through your configured resolutions (all of them?)
Old 03-30-2005, 08:27 AM   #7
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I had the same problem with my monitor which i spent days on trying to configure_In the end i installed Ubuntu on my machine and printed out the XF86Config-4 file and copied it reinstalled debian with the new information.


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