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Old 08-02-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
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Screen resolution in KDE

Hey, I just installed Fedora Core 4 with KDE. When it was installing it set the screen resolution to 800*600 which i left assuming i could just change it when i was actually using the PC later.

For some reason though if i go to the screen resolution option in KDE the highest possible resolution is 800*600 and i cant set it higher than this. This happened before when i was using mandriva and i had it set to 1024*768 or so but again when i went to change the resolution at a later stage it couldnt be set any higher than 1024*768.

Does anyone know why it is setting this maximum level based on what you pick in the installation and how to fix it?

Old 08-02-2005, 08:28 AM   #2
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You need to use the utility that comes with Fedora to change the resolution it's located under the system submenu I think
Old 08-02-2005, 09:15 AM   #3
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Yes, i know. Thats where the problem im encountering is.
Old 08-25-2005, 11:46 AM   #4
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Have you tried this (I did it on my FC3)?

log in as root and start:


Or manually change:

search and edit the section:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Philips 107P(17inch)"
        HorizSync    30.0 - 92.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "savage"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "S3 Savage 2000 (generic)"


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