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Old 11-17-2003, 11:39 AM   #1
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screen resolution?! Everything is so big ?:[

hello and here is my possibly stupid question. I am using a 10yr old apple monitor with some adapter on my PC, wich under Win2k does 1024x780 with 75Hz refresh rate. When I tried changing adjusting things on Slackware/KDE, I found no difference in how big things were [looks like 600x400], despite the fact that there was a specific driver for that display on KDE [not on Windows]. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.
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Try editing your XF86config file to allow for greater resolution.

You should see a line with your present resolutions set - the first number will be the default setting. Add any other settings you want in front of it. Save the file, restart X and all should be well. You will need to do this as root.
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Something like this in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file:

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
End Subsection

Your videocard/monitor might not support 24bit color so check 16 and 8 as well ... since 1024x768 is the 1st mode listed it would be the default resolution. Check the DefaultDepth too if it says 16 and your modes for 16 list "640x480 1st your going to default to "640x480" resolution ... You can also change your resolution once in X by hitting ctrl-alt-<kp+>or<kp-> kp=keypad
Old 11-18-2003, 03:59 AM   #4
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If your still getting low res even tought you change it- you need to install a enw video card driver. happend to me once.


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