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Old 08-30-2001, 09:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Screen Resolution Problem

I've got SuSE Linux Pro 7.2 running perfectly on my system. During installation I told it that I had a monitor capable of 1600x1200 @ 85Hz which was all well and fine since my monitor wasn't one of those available (Compaq P110 21" Sony Trinitron).

Only problem I'd rather not use this super hi resolution especially for web browsing - everything is tiny and hard to read. There's nothing in the GUI to change resolution in SuSE and I've found the config file I'm supposed to change but I can't find my current settings in it!

I know I'm supposed to change the section [screen] but there are a few of them! Could I have some assistance? Thanks in advance.

Also in case it makes a difference I selected the NVidia 3d enabled kernel for my NVidia TNT2 Ultra 32Mb.

Here's my XF86Config - it's like the real config is somewhere else..

# generic XFree86 3.x configuration file

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"

Section "ServerFlags"

Section "Module"

Section "Keyboard"
Protocol "Standard"
XkbRules "xfree86"
XkbKeycodes "xfree86"
XkbModel "pc104"
XkbLayout "de"
XkbVariant "nodeadkeys"

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "ps/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Primary-Monitor"
VendorName "Vendor"
ModelName "Model"
HorizSync 31-64
VertRefresh 50-85
Modeline "640x480" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 # 6. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 31.5 640 680 720 864 480 488 491 521 # 5. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 28 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 4. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 28.32 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 3. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 25.18 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 2. Versuch
Modeline "640x480" 25.175 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 # 1. Versuch

Section "Device"
Identifier "Primary-Card"
VendorName "---AUTO DETECTED---"
BoardName "---AUTO DETECTED---"
# Option "sw_cursor"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic VGA"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"
Chipset "generic"

Section "Screen"
Driver "VGA16"
Device "Generic VGA"
Monitor "Primary-Monitor"
BlankTime 0
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480"

Section "Screen"
Driver "SVGA"
Device "Primary-Card"
Monitor "Primary-Monitor"
BlankTime 0
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480"

Section "Screen"
Driver "Accel"
Device "Primary-Card"
Monitor "Primary-Monitor"
BlankTime 0
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480"

Section "Screen"
Driver "FBDev"
Device "Primary-Card"
Monitor "Primary-Monitor"
BlankTime 0
SubSection "Display"
Modes "default"
Old 08-30-2001, 10:33 AM   #2
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I am not a SuSE user but can't you use Yast or SaX to change your resolution or whatever for X. I tend to stay away from editing that file by hand, its easy to screw it up.
Old 08-30-2001, 07:48 PM   #3
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SuSE 7.2 ships with XFree86 4.0.3, which uses a different config file called (you guessed it) XF86Config-4. I'm with trickykid, though- use whatever configuration tool SuSE supplies before hand-hacking the config file.

Also, if you have multiple resolutions specified, you can toggle them on-the-fly in X by holding down CTRL + ALT + the +/- keys on the numeric keypad (not the +/- on the main keyboard).

Last edited by DMR; 08-30-2001 at 07:51 PM.


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