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Old 02-12-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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How to change Resolution in X Server?

I get an error when I try to load the Xserver unless I have virtual sizes set. With them set, The resolution is still ALWAYS 640x480. If I set the virtual resolution to anything higher, my mouse moves the screen. How do I change the resolution of the actual screen, and not the virtual?

(NOTE: I have the Modes set to "1024x768" "800x600")

I'm doing this with XF86Config, not in the gui.
Old 02-12-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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How do I change the resolution? Do modes just not work? Help would ... help, lol
Old 02-12-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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I work with RedHat, so this may not work.

try CTRL-ALT-<+/-> (ie. + OR -) to go between the possible resolutions that you've set.

I had a similar problem, and the way I eventually solved it was to drop my default colour depth to 8 bit (vs. 16 or 24). This allowed me to use a 1024X768 resolution that fit on the screen.

Upgrading XFree86 may help you, but it didn't help me.

Also verify that you are using the correct display adapter settings in /etc/X11/XFree86. If you are, check to see if there is a driver upgrade.


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