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Old 12-30-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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What is the best way to switch to a new monitor?

I recived a new monitor for christmas. A MAG inovation 771PF 17". What is the best way to add it on to an exsisting Slackware 10.0 system. My old monitor was a 15" samsung syncmaster 3N. I am using the new monitor and it looks great but the screen resolution is off.

I was using 1024X768 on the old monitor, I know things looked a bit small. The new monitor i'm guessing is still set at 1024X768 and everything is so BIG. It does not look right and I would like to change it. Do I need to just change my /ect/X11/xorgconfig file. If so how, or do I need to do something else to set it up correctly.

Thank you for any help you can give me, Kev.
Old 12-30-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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well...just edit xorg.conf:

1) section monitor--->fill in the right frequencies for hor. and vert. freq. ranges
( see the manual of the monitor. )

2)section screen-->subsection display--> fill in the resolution you want as the first in line.
( you could try 1280x1024 or 1152x864 )

i think that's all

Old 12-31-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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Another option is to set your inittab to 3. Make sure you have your moniter and video driver specs and then run "xorgconfig" as root. You will be prompted through the various configuration options and if you are happy, write a new xorg.conf file. You can test by running "startx". You can "exit" or ctl-alt-backspace back to the command line.

If you want to enable dri and a mouse wheel you can later do some simple edits on the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

Once you are happy with the configuration return /etc/inittab back to runlevel 4.

Last edited by shepper; 12-31-2004 at 12:15 PM.


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