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Old 04-06-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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Can't find a resolution that works!

Ok after getting my RedHat 9 installing up and running I noticed that the screen is fairly small in the middle of the screen. It has two black bars on each side of the screen (the space the desktop won't fill)

In windows it runs at a 1680x1050 resolution.

The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
And the closest resolution I can get is 1600x1200 but then my menu bar at the bottom dropps below the screen and I can't see it.

What can I do to get my 1680x1050 OR a resolution that fills my screen?

Thanks for any and all help,
Old 04-06-2004, 06:03 PM   #2
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I don't know if it will work but you can edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file and edit this section and add your resolution you want first to the " Modes line ". Just make it look like the other choices.

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Old 04-06-2004, 07:02 PM   #3
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I added the "1680x1050" mode to my XF86Config file and when I setup my display it showed up and was able to select. However, it did not change the display. Anyone have any other ideas?

Old 04-07-2004, 02:50 AM   #4
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Sorry, no suggestions but rather the same problem with RH9 on a Fujitsu Lifebook S6120... The resolution seems to be limited at 800x600, even after adding the higher resolutions in the XF86Config... Any idea is welcome!
Old 04-07-2004, 07:42 AM   #5
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how about using the auto screen fit funktion of your monitor? or adjust it that way by making the width an height right on your monitor.

Old 04-07-2004, 08:58 AM   #6
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its a laptop, so i'm pretty sure i cant do that


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