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Old 10-04-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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Unable to change monitor resolution in Debian

I am unable to change monitor resolution to 1280 x 1024 on my system
in Debian. However I have succeeded in doing so in Mandrake 10.1 on
the same system.
I have configured xorg.conf appropriately, still I am stuck at 1024 x
Here is the relevant portion from xorg.conf in Debian -

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "My Video Card"
Monitor "yes"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0

I am at loss to understand what is going wrong. I can provide more
information if required.
Thanking in advance,
Old 10-04-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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this worked for me:
ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and found my monitor specs on google... using the "medium" option, chose the highest possible for my limitation of 65Hz

this is a good one:



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