Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Houston
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't change resolution in Fedora Core 1

I've searched everywhere and follow most tips on how to fix my screen resolution but to no avail. I've finally got the linux that work but I am still having problem. My resolution is stuck on 640x480. I'm installing Fedora Core 1 on a dell optiplex gx270. It has a built in intel 82865G graphic.

-I tried the control+alt+(+/- on the numeric keypad)

-I've tried system>display> then changing the resolution there. But no matter what resolution I pick, it still boots up to 640x480.

-My Preference>screen resolution only have option for 640x480 as an option and nothing else even though when I check the XF86Config, it gives me more options.

-I also tried to use kickstart to edit the config file but it does nothing. I don't know if this is the right utility to use.

I use to be familiar with unix, but that was quite a while back, and I didn't use any graphical interface. Now I would like to be able to set up one. If anyone can help I'd appreciated. Please give step by step instruction. I'm new to Linux. If it would help I've listed my XF86Config settings below:

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "DELL 1800FP"
DisplaySize 360 290
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 865"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
Old 04-16-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Houston
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Found the answer (sort of)

OK I found a work around to the problem. The problem is with dell computers. This was posted here This sort of fix the problem but not all the way. I still cannot change resolution higher than 1024x768 but that's good enough for now. I can tell you that this works with the dell gx270. Hope that helps anyone else with a dell pc.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora Core 2: Screen Resolution can not change from "800X600" to "1024X 768" suhaimi_sj Fedora - Installation 18 12-17-2009 03:29 AM
(Fedora Core 4) Resolution Problem Ogprince Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 01-31-2006 07:02 AM
CANNOT change display resolution in Fedora booboo808 Linux - Software 11 05-17-2005 03:03 AM
Fedora Core 3 Resolution Issue zman26 Fedora 2 01-13-2005 11:36 AM
How do I change screen resolution for Fedora core2's shell? babyboss Fedora 4 10-26-2004 06:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration