Re: Screen Resolution
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Koh Choon Lin <email@example.com> wrote:
>> In terminal run the following command from root user.
>> dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
>> Here you can change default screen resolution.
> I got this message:
> xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
> file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20090219031522
> Running without the high piority leads to questions pertaining to
> mouse, keyboard only. I noticed recent versions of Debian based
> distros have this problem too (ie. no configuration details in the
> file x.org).
> Any ideas?
> Koh Choon Lin
>> You can switch to higher resolution by ALT+CTRL++ key combination or can
>> switch to lower resolution by ALT+CTRL+ - key combination
>> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Koh Choon Lin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Hi all
>>> I am unfamiliar with the workings of a GUI. Anyone stuck at 1024x768
>>> with the newly released Debian? How do I change it to one, say
Your desktop environment should have a preferences tool for this -
certainly KDE and Gnome do. Is the resolution you want not given as an
What graphics card/driver are you using? I've noticed (may be coincidence)
that machines I've had with NVidia cards never get the full range of
possible resolutions detected automatically. In this case, nvidia-settings
will allow you to set resolution, and several other things.
(PS. I'm of the opinion that autoconfiguring Xorg should have been left
until it's a bit more robust, since now it just means that you often
*still* have to mess aroung with Xorg.conf, only now there isn't a nicely
commented existing file to modify.)