Re: Screen resolution
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.
Stephen Cormier writes:
> Get out the manual/search online for the specifications for the
> horizontal and
> vertical refresh rates for the screen/monitor. Then use advanced when
> reconfiguring and put in the values when asked, Debian always sets up the
> refresh rates too low which stops you from getting the higher resolutions.
I don't know the horizontal and vertical refresh rates of my screen,
I should search for them online.
Anyway, the problem seems to be solved now since I run
'$ dpkg-reconfigure -pmedium xserver.xfree86' again and properly
selected '1024×768' as screen resolution, using the 'space' key.
Now the ouput of 'xrandr' is:
SZ: Pixels Physical Refresh
*0 1024 x 768 ( 260mm x 195mm ) *61
1 800 x 600 ( 260mm x 195mm ) 73
2 640 x 480 ( 260mm x 195mm ) 73
Current rotation - normal
Current reflection - none
Rotations possible - normal
Reflections possible - none
, and the output of 'xdpyinfo':
dimensions: 1024x768 pixels (260x195 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
. I didn't know I had to use the 'space' key to select and unselct values,
that's why it didn't work: I hit 'enter'.
I'm new with debian and still don't handle very well the installation debian