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Old 01-31-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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changing screen depth to 1280x800

I have recently bought a new laptop that uses the widescreen ratio of 1280x800, and I was wondering how I can set that up through xorg so I can get WindowMaker and Blackbox working at that ratio. Thanks!

(P.S. I have tried editing xorg.conf, but that doesnt seem to work.)
Old 01-31-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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First of all, you'll want to pass the kernel parameter "dimensions=1280x800" (the "video=" parameter seems to do the same thing?)

Edit: a source says you can pass this to the kernel instead:

You need this in your xorg.conf:

ModeLine "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827

and this program:

execute thus:
855resolution 5c 1280 800

Google could have done this for you


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