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Old 03-02-2007, 12:38 AM   #1
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Scrren Resolution

I am using Ubuntu 6.10
I want 2 increase my screen resolution.By default max showing 1024*768

Can u explain some stpes which is necessery 2 follow.
Old 03-02-2007, 01:43 AM   #2
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Im not sure about Ubuntu, but I will take a stab at it. I use Slackware, and I am SURE there are variations in the way things are set up.

On my install I would edit this file: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
If you look in this file you will notice a section titled 'Section "Screen"'

My section looks like this:
Section "Screen"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.
#   DefaultDepth 8
#   DefaultDepth 16
#   DefaultDepth 32
# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)
    Identifier     "Screen 1"
    Device         "VESA Framebuffer"
    Monitor        "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes      "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Dependent upon the depth you want to use. Lets say you want to use 24 bit. That would be this section:

SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
All you would have to do is edit this file and add whatever screen resolution your monitor will handle. Ass you can see mine is 1440x900. I had to manually input that as well. You will want to do it in this same format, yada yada. Give it a shot. Keep in mind you will have to exit out of X and start it back up again. If X crashes when you go to start it, then its as simple as editing that file and taking what you added out.

Hope this helps you out.

Old 03-02-2007, 02:46 AM   #3
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Well, you don't have to edit out of X (I don't at least), but you do have to restart X for the changes to take effect.

Editing is really easy:
Bring up a terminal and as root
Type cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak + enter
Type gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf + enter
xorg.conf now appears in the gedit editor; make the required changes, making sure you don't set your resolution too high (that would cause trouble with your X!) values like 1440x900 would be too high my case, so I am using 1280x1024 instead.
Save the file and quit gedit.
Close the terminal and do Ctrl + alt + backspace.

Last edited by jay73; 03-02-2007 at 02:47 AM.
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