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Old 06-10-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Why doesn't my resolution change?

For reference, I'm using Slackware 9.1

When I go through the series of questions in XF86Config, I choose my resolution but it never changes (despite it saying the setup was successful) and sticks to the 800x600 ('ish) resolution.

What do I do?
Old 06-10-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
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Ok I figured it out but I still need some help.

The xf86config program ends up by writing a file called XF86Config. I need to put that file in /etc/X11 but for some reason I can't find XF86Config and my locate isn't working.

Any ideas?
Old 06-10-2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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You are not very clear. Which XF86Config can't you find? the original one or the one made by the program?
Old 06-10-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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The file that needs to be modified is "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"

Rename you current "XF86Config-4" to "XF86Config-4.bak"
then...just edit "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" with your text editor of choice.

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