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Old 03-15-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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[B]change resolution MONITOR .. only accept 640x480 86hz[/B]

sorry.. i am using slack 10.0 and i installed it with a old monitor , now i got a new one which i can not change the resolution to 1024x--- i tryed it in graphic mode X but the window doesnt showme the option to change the resolution,,, only shows me 640x480 ... what can i do?
Old 03-15-2006, 11:09 AM   #2
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The easiest way is to cut to the chase and edit this file:


Look for the section that starts with:

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

One of the DefaultDepth entries is uncommented (no #). Find wihch one and then look down one more section until you see something like:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Edit the Modes line to whatever res you'd like to use.

For example, you could change it to:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"

Kill the X server (CTRL + ALT + Backspace)

To restart X type: startx

FYI, I would use a default depth of 16 or 32 rather than 24. 24 often confuses virtualization software (e.g., VMWare).


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