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Old 09-26-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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Question Can't get resolution above 800x600 (16MB NVidia Riva TNT)

I am running SimplyMEPIS 6.0 (mode: for older computers) on a Dell XPS T450, dualbooting with Windows 98SE. When I go to the desktop configure window and click on display I can't get it to show anything above 800x600. I have tried configuring my monitor properties and drivers, I can't find xconf, and I can't find the xorgconfig. PLEASE HELP!

P.S. I can get above 800x600 in windows.
Old 09-26-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf
post these 3 sections
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VGAClocks"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "KGAUniversal"       	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Unknown Vendor"
	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes "1024x768"
Old 09-26-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with SimplyMEPIS, but xorg.conf is usually found in /etc/X11/xorg.conf or somewhere in that neighborhood. And as I'm typing this, comprookie2000 beats me to the response...
Old 09-27-2006, 08:03 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys! I did find xorg.conf and edited it. And now I'm in 1024x768! Thanks again!


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