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Old 12-22-2004, 01:56 PM   #1
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Monitor resolution


I installed Debian Sarge and did mostly auto install.
When I went to change screen res the highest was 800*600. I want to get it higher?

I saw a post saying you can change the file xfconig-4 manually and add it, but will that really fix it?
Is there another way to do it, so I can get a higher res like 1024?

Info from xf86confi-4:
Generic video card
ati

dell d1028L
horizsync 28-50
vertfrersh 43-75

thanks
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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Yes you can manually edit your config file or just run /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:04 PM   #3
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are you using an LCD monitor? Your refresh rates are very low for a CRT monitor. You can change the xconfig file, but the most important thing you have to do is set the refresh rates correct, and that will do the trick.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:59 PM   #4
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I have found googling that it can do 30-69 Khz / 50-120 Hz. Edit the current configuration and after restarting X you should get better settings for 800x600 and new available resolutions.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 03:07 PM   #5
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I have found googling that it can do 30-69 Khz / 50-120 Hz. Edit the current configuration and after restarting X you should get better settings for 800x600 and new available resolutions.
Enter these specs manually, using editor of your liking, nano or midnight commander, and also add additional resolution 1024x768 with all colours, 1, 8, 16, so on
 
Old 12-23-2004, 02:36 PM   #6
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Talking Thanks all

I had manually edited it and put the 1024x768 at just the 16 bit, but it didn't work. However I came back here and saw the advice to put the new resolution at ALL bit depth levels and that worked.

After I modified it, I rebooted and was surprisingly welcomed to the screen automatically being set at 1024x768. I didn't even need to change the refresh rates from the defaults when I installed Linux.

I was going to use the auto xconfig to be safer, but I wasn't sure about all the details. It seems much easier to just manually add the settings, just at first was worried that I would get a blank screen when booting up.

Thanks for all your replies.

David
 
Old 12-23-2004, 03:50 PM   #7
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Yes, we had that discussion with the Debian-based UbuntuLinux' forums, too.
 
  


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