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Old 08-11-2002, 01:04 PM   #1
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KDE 3.0 Screen Resolution problem


Hi all

Ive just installed Slack 8.1 and everything is now working fine, except for one thing I cannot change my resolution in KDE from 1024*768

heres an excert of my XF86Config: -

Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "nvidia"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubsection
==========================================================

==========================================================

So any one have any ideas why its using 1024*768 cos I dont!!!

I know that this is the correct XF86Config file as I had to ammend the device driver to point at the new nvidia driver I installed

Im using a Leadtek Geforce 4 ti4600 with 128mb ddr ram
 
Old 08-12-2002, 04:09 AM   #2
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Try checking the log messages generated by XFree86, I think they are located in /var/log/XFree86.0.log , but I am not sure. You should find some info about why it doesn't let you go beyond the 1024x768 Resolution.

Or post it here, so maybe someone can help you with it.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 04:35 AM   #3
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cheers but I have now managed to sort it

I had to edit my monitors horizontal and vertical frequencies

once this was complete 1280*1024 ran fine
 
Old 09-05-2002, 02:40 AM   #4
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dai,
Quick question. I'm having some troubles and my Xconfig file looks very similar. When you logout of X does it mess up your screen so you can't see the console? BTW I'm talking about running in runlvl 3.
 
Old 09-05-2002, 04:09 AM   #5
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No when I logout of X my Console seems to work fine.

Check all the obvious things like the monitors hoeizontal and vertical frequencies and also ensure that you have correct resoloution set.

Are you using a bufferred console or an unbufferred one?????

If your using a bufferred console try changing back to an unbufferred one, by using liloconfig (if you use lilo to boot).

You can tell if your using a bufferred console when booting up: -

If you see a small Tux penguin in the top left of the screen then your using a bufferred console if not your using an unbufferred.


Ive never encountered this problem so I am just offerring some things to look at as possible causes, if this doesent help sorry but post back.
 
  


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