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Old 03-04-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Display Resolution

not sure if this is a newb question...

Just installed FC4 it's on a dual boot not that it matters.

the only screen resolutions i get access to is 640x480 and 600x800...

the one i want is 1280x1024...

where am i going wrong and how can i fix it..

i'm using gnome btw

Thanks in advance
Old 03-04-2006, 11:33 AM   #2
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:35 AM   #3
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FC4 has the X server. You could manually edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add the resolutions you want. I guess there should also be some config tool like xorgconfig or xorgsetup or xorgcfg, at least they are here on Slackware and they are part of the X server code I think.
Old 03-04-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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On Fedora you need to use system-config-display to reconfigure your graphics card. They removed the xorg config utilities which I think is wrong because sometimes those tools work better than distro specific tools.
Old 03-04-2006, 12:05 PM   #5
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thanks guys...

i found the system-config-display and setup some things in there...

says i need to restart X which a system restart should do...

but is there a way to do it without restarting the computer??
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Just press:


to restart the X Window System


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