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Old 11-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #1
peterthurgood
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Unhappy resolution problem,. i am stuck in 800x 600


resolution problem,. i am stuck in 800x 600

i am running fedora core 3 and i go
Applications> System settings > Display (enter root password)

i then try to change the res from 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768 but i only find 640 x 480 and 800 x 600 as an option.

i have the latest driver installed from my ATI radeon 9200se from the ati site.

i recently had to reinstall fedora core 3 becouse of boot issues but now everything is fine exept the screen resolution

thanks if anyone can help

if you can bear in mind im a nOOb and ill need step-by-step
 
Old 11-26-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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I am having the same problem. Also a newbie, so no solution yet. Does this sound familiar? You try a higher resolution and it seems to tiles the screen? I'm running Fedora Core 3 on a Compaq Presario 2585US with an ATI graphics card.

If I find anything, I'll post here. Please do the same if you find a solutiona as well!
 
Old 11-26-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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nah i cant even set the options above 800x600

but i could before...... it makes no scence
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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Well, I just fixed my problem. But my issue was because I was dumb. After you change the screen resolution you have to log out of of the GUI and log back in. So that was my issue.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 01:19 AM   #5
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i wish my problem was that simple
 
Old 11-27-2004, 01:33 AM   #6
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Re: resolution problem,. i am stuck in 800x 600

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Originally posted by peterthurgood
i recently had to reinstall fedora core 3 becouse of boot issues but now everything is fine exept the screen resolution
I'm currently downloading FC3, and I'm not sure exactly how it does X these days, but the first place I would look is at the xorg.conf file (or XF86Config file if it's still that ) and check the vertical and horizontal frequency settings in there and change them to match my monitor specs.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 01:54 AM   #7
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yeah i can copy the xorg.conf file and place a cop somewhere else and change teh values to include 1024 x 768 but i cant place it back in
/ect/X11/
i aparently dont have access rights :/ even when im signed in as the administrator
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:02 AM   #8
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That's weird. What are the permissions on the xorg.conf file?
Here's mine (but this is on my slackware machine):

bash-3.00$ ls -l xorg.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14654 2004-09-23 07:51 xorg.conf
bash-3.00$

Are you making the changes from a terminal or from some gui editor in KDE, or something?

And here's the section of xorg.conf where I changed the frequencies to match the monitor:
Code:
Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "E750"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.0 - 92.0

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 55-160

EndSection
 
Old 04-26-2005, 05:40 AM   #9
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Re :

That is because you choose too many colours.
There are 3 options in Fedora with the colours, choose the middle one and you will be able to set your res as 1024*768 or even higher.
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