How to change screen resolution?

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Max Kless

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Aug 26, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/26/99
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Hello,

I just started using linux yesterday and couldn't figure out how to change
my preset resolution to 800x600.

Any suggestions?

Thanx in advance,


Max

Paul Kerry

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Aug 27, 1999, 3:00:00 AM8/27/99
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Max Kless wrote:

Use Xconfigurator.

Paul.


Nelson Neoh

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Sep 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM9/1/99
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I am a new Linux user also.

I had tried to set the Xwindows (in RH6), it is a successed
setup but once I enter the Xwindows I meet the problem...

It seems that my screen resolution can goes up to atless
800x640 but on the screen I can see is all the "Giant"
items. It seems that the Xwindows resolution is set to the
corrent resolution but the display resolution is wrong!

How can I over come it?

Thank you in advance.

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Daniel Weber

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Sep 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM9/2/99
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Max Kless wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I just started using linux yesterday and couldn't figure out how to change
> my preset resolution to 800x600.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanx in advance,
>
> Max

the highest resolution depends on your video card and monitor
settings. When you run XConfigurator for the first time it will create a set
of
bindings for resolutions to video card settings (You'll see them in the
/etc/X11/XFconfig file under monitor section ). TO change the resolution,
all you have
to do is edit the XF86Config file and put the desired resolution in. You'll
find a
screen section at the end of the config file that define all the X servers
you can run.
Normally you will ber running the accelerated server at the end (thoug I
haven't quite
figured out how this server is called. X is symlinked to Xwrapper which is
not a
server... or a script ...)

# The accelerated servers (S3, Mach32, Mach8, 8514, P9000, AGX, W32, Mach64
# I128, and S3V)
Section "Screen"
Driver "accel"
Device "Mach64 GP (Rage Pro)"
Monitor "My Monitor"
Subsection "Display"
# Depth 16 <-- Change color depth (bpp)
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "1280x1024" <- Change resolution here
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Make sure the resolution you select has a mode selection above. X will start
in the
highest resolution listed, you can then use ctrl-alt-+/- to move up and
down. Note that
this is a "virtual" zoom feature - resolution doesn't really change.

Editing the config file is a lot easier than re-running XConfigurator.


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