How to set 1280 800 (widescreen) resolution in RHE Linux 4?
Posted on 2008-10-11
The problem is simple. I have installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in VMWare Workstation(though I suppose that shouldn't matter, but am not sure) and I want to set its resolution to 1280 x 800, (which is my widescreen laptop resolution). But I couldn't find any solution to this. All the monitors which I selected in the Applications-->System Settings-->Display, had either 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280 x 960 but didn't have a 1280x800 resolution. I tried a few things found on the internet like modifying the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and replacing all the occurrences of 1024x768 by 1280x800, but with no success... it doesn't show up in the list when I select from the Display.
Any ideas? I know it can be done.