?
Solved

RHEL WS: How can I improved the quality of the display & fonts.

Posted on 2004-08-16
7
Medium Priority
?
232 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi Experts,

I just installed Redhat Linux Enterprise Workstation Edition onto my Dell laptop.  Currently, the display is set to 640x480.  I try to change it to 1024x768 to make everything smaller.  Linux then prompts me that the display changed, and that I  need to log out, and restart the X server.  I do this but the resolution is still 640x480 (!!).  What do I need to do to get 1024x768?

Also, when I open a TERMINAL (a basic shell) the fonts seem to be fuzzy -- it's not a clear/clean screen to look at...the problem gets even worse when I make the fonts smaller so that I can see more information without having it wrap around to the next lines.  I remember seeing some font error messages when I installed Linux...something to the effect "...font not initialized...".  

Thanks for any time & help.  It is highly appreciated.
Linux Beginner
0
Comment
Question by:itorbust
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:gtkfreak
ID: 11813143
You could try with CTRL + Alt + -(minus) key or CTRL + ATL + +(plus) key to see if your /etc/X11/XF86Config file has been set up for supporting 1024x768 resolution and trust you are changing the display as superuser.

If not, then you can run redhat icon (Start Menu) then System Settings, Display to see if your monitor and hardware configuration have been set up correctly. Here you can make the change.

0
 

Expert Comment

by:marcoakr
ID: 11818709
I also have a dell laptop and had similar video problems when installing linux.
what dell do you have?
mine is inspiron 1100 and the solution to my problem was to update my BIOS to version A30.

read the link below ..
http://www.geocities.com/randomnumbergenerator2001/

or download the latest BIOS version from the intel website at ...
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp?iid=Corporate+Header_Supp_downloads&
0
 

Author Comment

by:itorbust
ID: 11820183
My laptop is a Dell 5100.  
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 

Author Comment

by:itorbust
ID: 11862167
Nothing seems to fix the problem.

As a last resort I replaced Red Hat 9 Enterprise WS with a copy of Red Hat 9 (non-enterprise).  There were no font errors at installation time -- and all the fonts were crystal clear.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:gtkfreak
ID: 11872622
Looks like it was a driver problem after all. If you were to try Fedora Core 2, probably that would install the display drivers properly too.

0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
DarthMod earned 0 total points
ID: 15647641
PAQed with points (40) refunded

DarthMod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
Fine Tune your automatic Updates for Ubuntu / Debian
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month7 days, 23 hours left to enroll

616 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question