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Old 10-29-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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Cool Change Screen Resolution


Hi,
This is a very elementary question How do I change the resolution for RH9.
It is set @ 800X600 and I need it to go higger so I can see my desktop better.
Thanks
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:37 AM   #2
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You probable want to change resolution of X:

/etc/X11/XFconfig => Screen section => Modes "1024x768" "800x600"

You need to edit/change the Modes line (first entry is used first, so in the above example 1024x768 is your default resolution.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:49 AM   #3
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course its possible you could press ctrl+alt++ or ctrl+alt+- to cycle through the modes you have set
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:54 AM   #4
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Yep it is, but your default res will still be 'wrong' and you must have multiple modes defined in the modes line.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 03:24 PM   #5
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howzit

try using this cmd redhat-config-xfree86......

choiw
 
Old 10-30-2003, 12:27 AM   #6
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i hv ur problem before, and all guys here just asking u config the Xfree86, but i can tell u if u change the modes in xf86config,
it cant go back X, so u finally need to change back the modes.

the solution to solve this problem is to config ur monitor..
after i config my monitor it can display 1024x768.....
it quite different from windows system.....
it depends on ur monitor... instead of display card..

gd luck
 
Old 10-30-2003, 09:34 AM   #7
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i have changed the mode to "1024x768" "800x600" but the screen still display 800x600 even i type ctrl+alt+ + to change it,the higher resolution still 800x600.

my monitor remains unprobed and i cant find the model for my monitor in the monitor list,my monitor model is acer v551.

any suggestion?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:35 AM   #8
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Howzit

use the cmd redhat-config-xfree86 and choose a generic monitor if still not working try these sites www.hardware.redhat.com/hcl , www.xfree.org and see what is mentioned. Last but not least www.tldp.org

chow
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:38 PM   #9
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you need to set vertical and horizontal refresh rates for your monitor
when you run xf86config you will eventually be given the option to set these
i recommend google searching your monitor specifactions
this is what i got from searching "acer v551 refresh":
Horizontal Frequency
30-54KHz
Vertical Frequency
50-120Hz
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:00 AM   #10
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hi,
in the run command option of the start menu type
redhat-config-xfree86

happy linuxing...............
 
  


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