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Old 03-22-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
kristof_v
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screen resolution problem


hi

i'm using gnome desktop on debian sarge.
in the menu i set 1280*1024 as the default resolution
but, however, when i restart X server the resolution falls back on 1024*768...

how can i fix this?
any help is much appreciated

grtz
 
Old 03-22-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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What does your XFree86Config say?

Just check this by:

cd /etc/X11
cat XFree86Config

It should say something like this at the end:

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection

Just make this change:


Modes "1280x1024"

and then from another virtual terminal restart gdm.

Last edited by JediGuy_bob; 03-22-2006 at 12:25 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 01:32 PM   #3
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omg how do you explain this??

i edited the XFree86config file,so that only mode 1280x1024 remained.
but when i restart X server or even reboot the system it just stays on 1024x768 :s
how is this possible??

you can see my config file here:
http://users.pandora.be/acid.burn/fi...ee86config.txt
 
Old 03-22-2006, 04:27 PM   #4
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Ok, new plan. Try this in a virtual terminal:

As sudo or root or whatever:

#/etc/init.d/gdm stop
#gdmconfig

Follow the instructions and see if you can convince gdm to display 1280x1024.

Restart gdm.

Where specifically did you make the resolution change? Was it in gnome?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 03:48 AM   #5
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ok i stopped gdm in a terminal.
the i tried gdmconfig.

but it stops with a gtk-warnin, display not found.
then i logged into a graphical interface as root and the resolution was on 1280*1024

but however when i log in as normal user the screen resolution remains 1024*768 :s
so logging in as root --> resolution 1280*1024
logging in as normal user --> resolution 1024*768

i also tried gdmconfig but that just pops up a menu wheren you can choose the greeter etc..
no choice for resolution there
 
Old 03-23-2006, 04:26 AM   #6
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i got it working.

in my normal user dir i edited this file:
.gconf/desktop/gnome/screen/default/0/%gconf.xml
there was a line with default resolution on 1024x768

i rebooted and it worked fine

thx for your help!
 
Old 10-19-2006, 06:08 PM   #7
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I change my resloution and I get a fuzzy screen. Is there a way to boot to a command prompt and change it back to where it was?
I was using 1024x768 was trying to test out 1280x1024. Bad results.

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