resolutions and gnome
Posted on 2001-07-28
Hi There. I have a laptop running redhat 7.1. I have it attached to a view sonic monitor. I want to be able to run gnome at resolutions of 1600X1200 and such. I am able to do so in win2k. Gnome only works at a resolution of 1024X768 though. Even when I ran Xconfigurator, and selected that I had a view sonic monitor instead of a laptop monitor, and selected high resolutions, ctrl+alt+"+" does not work as planned. I can toggle only between two resolutions (I selected about 6 to be able to toggle between). When I toggle however, a "virtual" desktop is created when trying to simulate the high resolutions. This means that the screen is really at a resolution of 1024X768 but, I have space beyond the monitor so to speak. I can move my mouse to the edge of the screen and the screen scrolls so that I have more space. This was a common problem in windows until I was able to disable the laptop monitor by using the function key and f8. This just toggles between using the laptop monitor/crt/both. I tried this in linux but everytime I try to increase resoultion with ctrl+alt+"+", the laptop monitor turns back on. The other major problem is that the view sonic monitor operates at 63 hz at 1024X768, way below it's potential. How can I use gnome at high resoultions on my ViewSonic but, when I unplug my viewsonic to travel etc, have a standard 1024X768 res? Also, how do I fix the matter of the refresh rate? Thanks.