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Old 10-02-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation How to increase screen resolution

One more newbie here!!

OK i have fedora 7,installed. My current screen resolution is 1024x768
i know my monitor can handle much large resolution,i want my resolution to be 1152 x 870 HOW TO DO THIS ?

/etc/X11/xorg.conf is

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Sep 12 14:29:35 PD$

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "HWcursor" "off"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24

(Nvidia driver is installed)
Old 10-02-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
modes     "1280x960" "1024x768"
Add a line like the bold one is the first step that I will try.

There might be be other changes that you have to make, but start with the above one.
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A quick Google has turned this up:

"Since you have already set your resolution try running "xvidtune" from a terminal inside X. It will allow you to tweak your horizontal and vertical frequencies interactively. "

Hope this helps.


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