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Old 04-17-2004, 04:02 AM   #1
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screen resolution

I can't change my screen resolution, it is 800x600 or something . I want things to be smaller because right now everything is huge. I've tried everything from display settings to kickstart ect but nothing works, some things say they change it and tells me to restart X server but nothing ever changes. I don't know how to run Xfree86 or Xconfigure or whatever. I tried editing the XF86Config file but i don't know what i'm supposed to type. Any help is appreciated AIM reznorrTZ or post here thanks.
Old 04-17-2004, 04:48 AM   #2
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What's your distro? and can you post your XFConfig86 ?

cat /etc/X11/XF86Config
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You do not tell, but the example below is for the 4.x version of XFree.

Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config
Find the Section "Screen" section.
If there is a DefaultDepth 16 entry below it (16 may be different), remember the number (16 in this case)
Look for the SubSection "Display" that has the Depth 16 (16 being the important part)
The line below that should look something like this:
Modes "800x600" "640x480"

You might have guessed that the 800x600 and 640x480 are resolutions. In this case there are 2 resolution available, X will always use the first one (800x600 in this case) if not changed/overwritten.

Removing the 800x600 part, or placing it at the end of the line will make the 640x480 default.
You do need to restart X to make this change known to X and its environment.

Hope this helps.
Old 04-17-2004, 06:36 AM   #4
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if in the folder /etc/X11 you see a file called 'XFConfig-4' , THAT one is the correct file to edit, otherwiswe 'XFConfig' is correct.


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