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Old 08-10-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Question screen resolution issue with redhat e 5 edition

hai guys this is my first post in this forum . ne ways i have installed red hat 5 enterprise and facing terrible problems with screen resolution iam able to find only 840 and 680 resloutions can i get 1024 by 768 ..

i saw some of the configs in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

but not where i could find any number including the standard resolutions

iam a real nood and need some help please

by the way iam using

acer 4520

nvidia graphic card ge7000m
Old 08-10-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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You're looking in the right place. Down the bottom of the xorg.conf file are some lines like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV44 [Quadro NVS 285]"
Monitor "LCD"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"

While you may have a different entry for the device and monitor, it is reasonable to add some entries in the "modes" lines for other resolutions, like those in the example above. I have had the same problems with RH in the past, and sorted it very successfully with the above fix.

The other thing that is worth doing is going to and getting the driver...generally manufacturer's drivers play well, and are worth trying

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thank you the solution you offered is close to what i did

in the mean time i was poking around the commands

and i got through

as root


now in hardware you have monitor .

now you will see two things

crt and lcd

click on crt and expand you are presented with wide varities of configurations . choose yours and restart x or simply logout...

this way i got through in

after that i checked the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and it was what jumbo has written here

thank you

ps can anyone help me with sound iam on acer4520


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