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Old 02-01-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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I'm really sorry if this question has been asked a million times before, i tried looking for an answer first but unable to find one that i understand, i am a fresh from windows Linux user and have no idea what there commands and other things i've read about need to go.

I am currently on Suse Linux and the resolution is very low when i click the small display icon next to the clock it says the top resolution is 1024 x 768 but that still looks very large, is there anyway to get something like 1200 x 1024, please, if you suggest that i add a command somewhere please dont forget to mention where i need to enter this command..I am very new at this and still playing around.

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Old 02-01-2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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You'll need to supply some more information first. Which version of Suse? What is your video card? Monitor?

From there, you can look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config (depending on the distro version), to determine what driver it is trying to load. In this file, search for "Driver". It should list the keyboard, then the mouse, and lastly the video driver. For Intel graphics, it will be "i810". For nVidia, it will be "nv", ATi will be either "radeon" or "ati", etc. If it is "vesa" or "fbdev", you are limited to the graphics modes available. Similarly, depending on your monitor, the video card may not support the refresh rates available at the higher resolutions for your monitor (some only support 1280x1024@78hz, for example).

If this is too confusing, send in your spec's and we can go from there.


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