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Old 01-10-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
jason.rohde
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need help with screen resolution.


I have done this before but now I am having trouble, I need to adjust my screen resolution to something a little tighter that 800x600.

I have my Xorg.conf:
# 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 "nv"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
"xorg.conf" 30L, 564C

And my Video is:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)

I am running CentOS 5.1 for i386
I know I am missing something obvious, can someone point it out for me?

Thanks
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #2
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I dont see a monitor section. i would guess thats your problem. I would add a little more info to the xorg.conf file. you might try this one but make a backup first before changing it.
Code:
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 "nv"
Busid "PCI:01:00.0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
EndSection
Give that a try. if it does not work check the log in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and post any lines that start with (EE).
 
Old 01-11-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will try this when I get back home and see if it helps.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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Didn't work, here is the /var/log/Xorg.0.log


less Xorg.0.log |grep EE
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
 
  


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