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The file has to be manually tweeked and tweeked and
tweeked.

Herman

--- "David R. Litwin" <presently42@gmail.com> wrote:

> Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:26:50 -0400
> From: "David R. Litwin" <presently42@gmail.com>
> To: debian users <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: 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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