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Old 07-21-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
little joz
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gnome resolution fixed at 640x480

I just installed Debian etch (2.6.28) and gnome comes up with the screen res set to 640x480. No other settings are present when I use Settins->preferences->screen resolution. It's the only setting available. I looked at /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the default res should be 1024x768. The file is listed below. Can you see anything that might be wrong?

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R100 QD [Radeon 7200]"
Driver "ati"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "COMPAQ MV700"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R100 QD [Radeon 7200]"
Monitor "COMPAQ MV700"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x350"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
Old 07-22-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with debian etch and did the following: opened a terminal, became root and: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg ,there comes a list of configurations. There select your preferred resolution. When finished, restart and if still at 640x480 go to the option of screen resolution, there should be a drop-down list
Old 07-22-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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there is probably a problem with COMPAQ MV700 and default screen in the xorg.conf

concerning quick swicthching:
gvidm is nice to check your xorg.conf


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