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Old 12-18-2004, 01:58 AM   #1
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Question v-card working on 800x600 not 1024x768

greetings Linux users

I have done a setup manually on my v-card and it does not work in c however it does work on 800x600 now I know that my monitor can support 1024x768 and my video card over that here is what I have


Gateway2000 vivitron

ATI Radeon 9200 AGP 8x

ok so I went to ATI website and checked out there drivers they have some for linux wow well any way the problem is they are rpm only and I am using Debian sarge can I use that on Debian I don't think I can.

well I need my screen to be 1024x768 because many of the thigs I am using like well just ahout every thing seems to be a bit to big for the screen. I also just want it there. I relay do not want to go to suse but if I can not get the screen to 1024x768 then I may have to

(I am in no way saying that suse is bad [or that I don't like it] I just like apt-get and the aura of debian)

ohh well that it for now

Thank you all
have a good day or night what ever it is
Old 12-19-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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You may already know this but my 2 cents.

Video size and resolution is in xorg.conf or XF86config depending on which one that you are using.

Located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If you are using a windows manager like KDE there is a tool for "screen size and rotate".

I usually just save a backup copy of a config file then edit it manually so I can overwrite it if I mess up.
There are some tools for configuration from shell.
XFree86 -configure (auto)
xf86cfg (graphic tool)
xf86config (manually)

The section that you want to edit looks something like this.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

CAUTION: If you mess up your Xorg you won't be able to boot into X.
Save a copy of the file in a safe place before editing.
See what text only text editors are on your machine in case you hace to edit a file from shell.
Or if you mess it up you can overwrite it with the one you saved with the cp command.
cp /etc/X11/XorgThatYouSaved.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Debain comes on 7 cd's lots and lots of software.

Good luck.


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