Re: Screen resolution
On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:46:41AM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> >> I strongly suspect that my screen resolution is lower than
> >> it should be:
> >> everything appears very big.
> >> Is there a way to check up the real performed resolution?
> >> And a way to make it be what it should?
> >> When I run 'dpkg-reconfigure -pmedium xserver-xfree86',
> >> the resolution displayed is never what I put: 1024×768.
> >> I have Sarge 3.1 stable.
> Felix C. Stegerman wrote:
> > Try
> > $ xrandr
> Digby Tarvin wrote:
> > xdpyinfo(1) is the traditional X utility for this:
> Both the utilities seem to agree upon a screen size
> much smaller than it actually is:
> in fact, 'xrandr' produces the following output:
> SZ: Pixels Physical Refresh
> *0 800 x 600 ( 203mm x 152mm ) *73
> 1 640 x 480 ( 203mm x 152mm ) 73
> Current rotation - normal
> Current reflection - none
> Rotations possible - normal
> Reflections possible - none
> , and 'xdpyinfo':
> screen #0:
> dimensions: 800x600 pixels (203x152 millimeters)
> resolution: 100x100 dots per inch
> depths (7): 24, 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 32
> root window id: 0x3a
> depth of root window: 24 planes
> number of colormaps: minimum 1, maximum 1
> default colormap: 0x20
> default number of colormap cells: 256
> , whereas the screen is actually about 305×230 millimeters.
> Any idea how to adjust this?
'man xorg.conf' is probably the first place to look for any xserver
configuration problems like this.
Also check the man page for whichever driver is listed in the
'Device' section of xorg.conf.
Digby R. S. Tarvin digbyt(at)digbyt.com