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Old 08-30-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Fedora 7 stuck on 640x480 Screen Resolution


I went to bed, and When I woke up I saw the resolution changed. My farther was using the vmware win xp pro virtual machine at the time. It used to be 1024x768, but now I can only use 640x480.

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Old 08-31-2007, 08:15 AM   #2
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Try xrandr

Code:
xrandr -q

Should output something similar to this

SZ:    Pixels          Physical       Refresh
 0   1600 x 1200   ( 363mm x 272mm )   75
 1   1280 x 1024   ( 363mm x 272mm )  *85
 2   1024 x 768    ( 363mm x 272mm )   85
 3    800 x 600    ( 363mm x 272mm )   85
*4    640 x 480    ( 363mm x 272mm )   85
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none
Now change it to whatever you had
Example for 1024 x 768

Code:
xrandr -s 2
 
Old 08-31-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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cool

This is really cool method of doing it. I had messed up xorg.conf & had a screwed display. Thanks to your tip, i now have decent display in linux. If this thing works across distros then i can improve display in my ubuntu pc.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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It did not work.

[Hamish@localhost ~]$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 175, current 640 x 480, maximum 640 x 480
default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm
640x480 85.0* 75.0 60.0 73.0
640x400 85.0
640x360 85.0 75.0 70.0 60.0
640x350 85.0
512x384 87.0
416x312 75.0
400x300 85.0 75.0 72.0 60.0 56.0
320x240 85.0 75.0 73.0 60.0
360x200 85.0
320x200 85.0
320x175 85.0
[Hamish@localhost ~]$
 
Old 08-31-2007, 12:54 PM   #5
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Looks like you have an xorg.conf issue. Can you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Also you monitor specs and video card
 
Old 08-31-2007, 10:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doublejoon View Post
Looks like you have an xorg.conf issue. Can you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Also you monitor specs and video card
Well heres xorg.conf:

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 09-04-2007, 10:16 AM   #7
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Edit this line

Code:
Modes "640x480"
To Something like

Code:
Modes   "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Then do a

Code:
Ctrl + Alt Backspace
to restart the X-Server. Log back in and see if the default resolution is higher. If not then you should be able to use the "xrandr" trick to make the default whatever you want based on what you edited in the xorg.conf file

so xrandr -q should display all the resolutions you put in xorg.conf

0 1280 x 1024 ( 363mm x 272mm ) *85
1 1024 x 768 ( 363mm x 272mm ) 85
2 800 x 600 ( 363mm x 272mm ) 85
*3 640 x 480 ( 363mm x 272mm ) 85

The "*" is the default resolution

Now you should be able to

Code:
xrandr -s 1
or
Code:
xrandr -s 1024x768
 
Old 09-04-2007, 11:44 AM   #8
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It is fixed, just in time for School. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 02:02 PM   #9
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I have this problem but that didn't work

I'm having the same issues and I edited xorg.conf to add the higher resolutions.
It now looks exactly the same as the previously posted xorg with more modes.

When I do the xrandr it only displays 800x600, 640x480, and 400x300.

I have in my xorg.conf "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480".

I tried to force it with xrandr -s 1024x768 with no luck.

Also the refresh rate in the control center says I can only use 56 and 60. I know this monitor is capable of at least 1280x1024. I use that in Wi***ws. Any other ideas what else could be causing the problem here or what else I could try?

Thanks for you help.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:01 AM   #10
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Looking for some help. Installed Fedora 7 for the 3rd time. The 2nd and 3rd time the resolution is stuck at 800x600 and I have the option of 640x480. I am trying to fix this but have not figured out how yet. Here's my xorg.conf file:

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

I have tried a few things like xrandr -q but from all I can tell that is informational only. What is a good line or .conf editor? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 09:50 AM   #11
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You need a monitor section specifying your horizontal sync and vertical refresh. Then please read this post above as it tells you that you need to add "Modes" to your Screen section. You can google the model number of your monitor to find those values. You'll need to find "horizsync" and "vertrefresh". Please do not use my values below, they could damage your monitor if unsupported.

Here is my section (THE VALUES WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU. FIND YOUR SPECIFIC VALUES)
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell M110"
HorizSync 30.0 - 107.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection
 
Old 06-09-2008, 12:42 PM   #12
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What to do if installing it on VM (VmWare)

Quote:
Originally Posted by shafty023 View Post
[...]
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell M110"
HorizSync 30.0 - 107.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection
What to do if installing it on VM (under VmWare on Windows)?
In most cases I need only putty access but sometimes prefer to work in GUI. But by default it installed in 800x600 resolution and supports only 800x600, 640x480.

After I added your "Monitor" section I got a message that screen is absent and "startx" did not work. So I removed it.
And seems there is no GUI to edit such settings. :-(

Any ideas how to make it running in 1024x768?
If possible without terribly deep and wide reconfigurations...
 
  


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