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Old 12-04-2003, 10:20 AM   #1
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Problem about rh 9.0 resolution

I have got a problem about resolution in Rad hat 9.0 linux! When i was installing it on my PC and on X server settings linux gave me a resolution 800x600, but i want 1024x768....i don`t know how to do this! on my display settings i change resolution to 1024x768 but nothing has change! i don`t know why? i have restarted my computer too but nothing change! linux has not recognize my monitor soo i think that is a problem! i have HIGHSCREEN monitor?!? should i can get any drivers or shomething?!? please help!
Old 12-04-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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Instead of restarting your computer, you could restart the X server (ie. login again) this would save you a lot of time.

The X configuration is stored in /etc/X11/XF86Config, or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.

Try to look through the different sections. There is a Monitor section which defines your monitor, a Device section which defines your graphics adapter, and a screen section which combines these components (into one screen..)

The screen has several subsections. Usually it looks like this:
Section "Screen"


    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
this tells X that it can use "1024x768", "800x600", and "640x480" if we have 16 bit colors.

play with these settings, the highest resolution will always be used in flavor of the others.
Old 12-04-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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I have the same problem with mine, no matter what I change the monitor stays on 640x480. Even when my desktop is running at 1024x768, the monitor is still at 640x480 and I can only see approx a quarter of the desktop at any time.

Its driving me nuts.
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this tells X that it can use "1024x768", "800x600", and "640x480" if we have 16 bit colors.

play with these settings, the highest resolution will always be used in flavor of the others.
Ummm ... nope. The highest resolution will always
constitute the resolution of the desktop, but the
left most will be the initial physical resolution.

To switch back and forth between them you can
use <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Keypad +> ...



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