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Re: Screen Size



On 31/07/05, Kent West <westk@acu.edu> wrote:
> David R. Litwin wrote:
> 
> >I know it isn't the Monitor because I screwed up a bit when
> >re-installing. It asks the default size and I gave one that was once
> >size too big.
> >
> >I found the said file and the bits pertaining. But, there seem to be
> >quite a few. Should I change them all or only some?
> >
> >Section "Monitor"
> >       Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
> >       HorizSync       28-48
> >       VertRefresh     43-72
> >       Option          "DPMS"
> >EndSection
> >
> >Section "Screen"
> >       Identifier      "Default Screen"
> >       Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. 3D Rage IIC 215IIC [Mach64 GT IIC]"
> >       Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
> >       DefaultDepth    24
> >       SubSection "Display"
> >               Depth           1
> >               Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
> >       EndSubSection
> >       SubSection "Display"
> >               Depth           4
> >               Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
> >       EndSubSection
> >       SubSection "Display"
> >               Depth           8
> >               Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
> >       EndSubSection
> >       SubSection "Display"
> >               Depth           15
> >               Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
> >       EndSubSection
> >       SubSection "Display"
> >               Depth           16
> >               Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
> >       EndSubSection
> >       SubSection "Display"
> >               Depth           24
> >               Modes           "800x600" "640x480"
> >       EndSubSection
> >EndSection
> >
> >Thank you Kindly in advance.
> >
> >
> >(And, by the bye, my Screen is not what it has listed (I. E.: ATI
> >Technologies, Inc. 3D Rage IIC 215IIC [Mach64 GT IIC].). Does it
> >really matter or should I change it?)
> >
> >
> Be aware that if you manually tweak this file, running "dpkg-reconfigure
> xserver-xfree86" will no longer have any effect until you do the steps
> listed at the top of the file. So if you haven't already manually
> modified this file, you might want to run the dpkg-reconfigure command
> instead.

I tried to run that three times making a change only when it asks what
the default size should be. I un-choose 800x600 and choose 640x840.
However, it does not make any changes to the XFree86Config-4 file. I
still have that Modes "800x600" "640x480" for each entry. I would
rather do it the logical way (using dpkg-reconfigure), but this is
getting a little tiring and quite small (I. E.: The size of the
plisply on my moniter.)
> 
> Your default depth is 24, so you can just change that section, provided
> you never switch depths; otherwise, just change them all (which is what
> I'd do anyway, to be consistent).
> 
> You can also change resolution on-the-fly with
> Ctrl-Alt-PlusSignOnNumberPad (or Ctrl-Alt-Ctrl-Alt-MinusSignOnNumberPad).

That only causes the displayed image to get bigger: The actual area
remains the same. But, it is a good thing to know about. Thanks.
> 
> The ATI description is just a description for human eyes; it's
> irrelevant to X. What matters is the driver line.

I have left that bit alone.

So, I hope there is still some thing I can do. Thank you kindly in advance.



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