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Old 05-28-2004, 11:57 PM   #1
gway600
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problems with graphical greeter screen resolution


I finally managed to get the nvidia driver installed, but still have one nagging problem. My screen resolution is usually set to 1024x768. For some reason, when I start the computer, the graphical greeter in gdm sets the screen resolution to 1280x960. It changes to 1024x768 as soon as I log in, but if I log out, I can only see about half of the graphical greeter screen (i.e., no languge, actions, sessions menus).



Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Thanks
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Old 05-29-2004, 07:38 AM   #2
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I've just looked in gdmsetup, and there's no resolution setting in there. Checking /etc/X11/gdm/Init/Default and /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf also reveal no resolution settings.

Aside from which, starting GDM starts X, basically, so GDM should be using your X settings rather than something else.

So I would suggest changing GDM themes to see if the problem persists (maybe the background you're using can't be properly resized for some reason); if it does, I would suggest checking /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) and possibly commenting out some of the extra modelines for the higher resolutions.

You could certainly post the XFree86 configuration file here before doing so, if you wanted further advice on possible edits.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, motub. Based on your advice, I took out the higher resolution screen sizes (1280, 1152). I used dpkg-reconfigure rather than editing the files by hand, though.

Great advice; worked like a charm.
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Old 05-29-2004, 02:41 PM   #4
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Cool. No problem with using dpkg-reconfigure if you have it, but you hadn't indicated that you were using Debian (fill in the "Distribution" field in your profile ) so I had no way to know you had it available.

Glad it's working now.
 
  


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