Re: Change screen resolution
--- Christopher Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 06:41:21PM -0700, lmyho wrote:
> > --- Christopher Nelson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 05:30:30PM -0700, lmyho wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I just installed debian on an older computer yesterday, but the screen
> > > resolution is
> > > > so poorly set, which is actually different from the resolution I have set
> > > the
> > > > initial system configuration (much lower). It looks really terrible and so
> > > > uncomfortable!:((
> > > >
> > > > The screen can be set to much higher resolution (it was in a high resolution
> > > before
> > > > install debian). But I can't find from where I can re-set the X windown
> > > resolution!
> > > > I have both gnome and kde installed, but no where I can find place to change
> > > > resoluion!
> > > >
> > > > Please anyone could tell me how can I change it? the current too low
> > > > just kills me.:((
> > >
> > > sarge or etch/sid? at any rate what does the output of
> > > 'cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf |grep Modes' (sub XF86Config[-4] for sarge) say?
> > > Any of those lines have the resolution you want? If so, do they all?
> > >
> > > --
> > Chris,
> > The last reply was wrong, I got the result now, 6 lines of output, all are:
> > Modes "800x600" "640x480"
> > 800x600 is too low on the 19" screen!:(
> > How to reset?
> What you want to do here is either the easy way:
> 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and accept the defaults, for
> everything except monitor, where you select the correct values (check
> your monitor book or the web for refresh rates) and select the
> appropriate resolutions; and video card, where you select your video
> card or 'vesa'--but not 'vga'
> or the hard way:
> edit the file, and add the resolution you want in front of the other
> resolutions (eg: "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480") and made sure that the
> driver for the video card is _not_ set to"vga" -- if it is, change it
> to "vesa"
Thank you! I finally got the resolution I want!:) Not clear for bunch of questions
in the configure, but anyway, I got what I need now -- much relax now. It was really
drive me crazy!
Thanks again. :))
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