Re: 1024x768 resolution assistance
On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Richard Wegner wrote:
I recently had Debian 3.1 unstable version on my system, but my X windows
kept on going bad. I did some diagnostics and found out that my video card
was one of those that it didn't really like that much. What I am wondering
is for some suggestions for a video card that does work quite well with
Debian 3.1 unstable with high resolutions. With the current one I have, it
currently goes only 800x600 on my resolution no matter what I try and do.
Actually stating what you tried, instead of leaving it to our
imaginations, would have been good. Have you looked in
/var/log/Xorg... which will tell you if the higher resolutions you are
after are failing or simply not being tried (a likely scenario, as
pointed out in another message).
I had to revert to Mandrake 10.1 Community Edition for the time being till I
can find a good enough video card that will work.
Something working with one flavour of "Linux" but not another is most
likely a configuration issue.
Look up your monitor's specs, or print out the X configs used by
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
For a typical desktop box, it shouldn't be necessary to manually edit
X's configs unless you are doing something unusual or want to support
weird resolutions. Generally, manually tweaking a config file which
debconf scripts also have their fingers into can be tricky -
especially when running unstable because those are the kind of package
UI issues which get worked out in unstable.