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Old 11-10-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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change screen resolution


this might sound like a stupid question, but how do i change my screen resolution?

i tried doing it graphically in KDE, but it wouldn't let me go beyond 800x600

ozzy
 
Old 11-10-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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X might be running a weird config. Try #xorgcfg -textmode as root and reconfigure your video hardware.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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i got bashed

bash: xorgcfg: command not found

(yes, i was textmode & root)
 
Old 11-10-2005, 06:10 PM   #4
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I might be wrong, but I think the KDE Control Center displays only those resolutions indicated within the xorg.conf file. My /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection


The KDE Control Center shows all of my screen resolutions just fine, but IIRC, not until I manually added the above info into my xorg.conf.

As much as I enjoy Slack, I think video support is one area that needs improvement. Just my opinion.

I hope this helps.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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check out this thread please

I think it is the very same problem, so it might help you
 
  


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