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Old 02-12-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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yet another resolution problem

hello all,

i have an lcd monitor that can go up to 1680x1050. i try to set the default resolution to 1280x960 in xorg.conf by putting "1280x960" ahead of everything else in default depth's subsection. but when x starts, the actual kde desktop is larger than the screen, i.e. i have to move the mouse to the edge of the screen so that the screen scrolls and i can see the rest of the desktop.

here is my xorg.conf

ection "Device"

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

Section "Screen"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.
#   DefaultDepth 8
#   DefaultDepth 16
#   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)
    Identifier     "Screen 1"
    Device         "VESA Framebuffer"
    Monitor        "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x960" "1680x1050" "1280x800" "1024x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes      "1280x960" "1680x1050" "1280x800" "1024x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
appreciate any help.
Old 02-13-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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have you tried running 'xorgconfig' after taking a backup of course.

this will generate a new file, by prompting you for info about your monitor, graphics card etc...
Old 02-14-2006, 04:11 AM   #3
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i just had to take out the highest mode that i didnt want from the 24 bit depth and 32 bit depth subsections. thanks though!


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