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Old 04-12-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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Question HELP - wrong resolution


I have just installed red hat linux 6. In my xf86config I set the resolution to 1024x786, but when I start X window i get a resolution of 320x200. I can hardly browse linux as the resolution is so small.

Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
 
Old 04-12-2003, 10:33 PM   #2
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RedHat 6 is old enough to make you suffer configuring X.
Try xconfigurator or xf86setup.
If you dare, better edit /etc/XF86Config (or /etc/X11/XF86Config)

Seems like the "limitations" imposed by the monitor specified in the config file, as well as the amount of memory detected or provided make unable to display a different resolution.

Or all the possible resolutions are commented out.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 09:39 PM   #3
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Thank you for your post but it still doesn't work.

My XF86Config is configured correctly but X window still starts up in 320x200 even though this isn't specified in my XF86Config.

Does anyone have an answer for my problem?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 06:47 AM   #4
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can you post /var/log/XFree.log ?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 07:00 AM   #5
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Can you also post your X configuration please? You will need to list the X resolutions from largest - smallest and make sure that the depth is specified correctly

If this helps, affero me!

Shak
 
Old 04-14-2003, 05:51 PM   #6
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I do not have /var/log/XFree.log. I looked in the directory but I couldn't find anything.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 06:18 PM   #7
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I have also got one more question. When starting X window it automatically sets my virtual resolution to 320x200.

Where can I change this?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 06:44 PM   #8
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Try "Ctrl & Alt & +" and "Ctrl & Alt & -"

The + & - Switch between resolutions.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 01:07 AM   #9
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its ok. Ive just installed linux 7.2. No prob;ems with this

Thanks for your help guys
 
  


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