Linux Display Settings...

Posted on 2005-04-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hello World, I can not figure out how to configure to accept a higher resultion, right now it doesn't let me configure it for more than 1024x768, and i need help with setting up for larger resultions, (I'm feeling clasterphobic) lol.
Question by:dawnyd01
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    1. Make sure the video card driver is loaded right or need to download from the vendor's website and install it.
    2. Make sure your monitor model is selected right and support the resolution higher than 1024x768.

    Check /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/xorg.conf for the setting.
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    Are you talking about the resolution for X? Or is it the resolution in command mode? What distribution are you using? What resolution are you trying to achieve?
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    Expert Comment

    Refer your monitor manual and check if it can go beyond 1024x768. You need to verify the horizontal and vertical refresh rates and then the maximum supported resolution. Then put the settings into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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    if you are complaining about the setting in you KDE desktop you have to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf or XF86Config or XF86Config-4 (depends on what you have installed and what distro you are using). Just look for the Mode line

    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen1"
        Device      "ATI Graphics Adapter connector 1"
        Monitor     "Monitor1"
        DefaultDepth 24
        #Option "backingstore"

        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1280x1024" << this is the place. this is the max setting whic can be followed by other smaller modes like "1024x768" "800x600"
    you can then witch to lower mode by holding ctrl+alt+grey plus or minus

    If you set verything in your x config properly just try to use completely different monitor driver which matches your desired resolution and frequency so if you want 1280x1024@85Hz you can use some driver for a 21" monitor

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