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I think I did something wrong during the X configuration that I went through before starting a newly installed copy of VectorLinux, because I'm having a screen resolution problem. All I can get is 1024x768 and below, but my optimal resolution is 1680x1050. That's an X issue, isn't it? Where do I change it? I couldn't find what I needed in vasm.
Distribution: gentoo,RH, mandrake, debian, slackware, lfs, and more.
screen resolution bad
A recent linux distro install resulted in the same 1024x768, even with a detailed xorg.conf.
I panicked when booting into existing multiboot linux installations also gave me 1024.
Seems recent xorg insists upon reading the EDID from the monitor, even with a spelled out xorg.conf.
In my case, I was using a KVM switch to multiplex between computers, and it had somehow latched up.
Powering off EVERYTHING, especially the KVM switch, and powering up again cleared the latch up.
Inspect the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log, read it in detail, to discover your problem.
Try booting a live CD, if you don't multi-boot, to determine if it is hardware or your new install.