[nSLUG] Changing Screen Resolution

Gerard MacNeil aa030 at chebucto.ns.ca
Thu Dec 13 08:59:04 AST 2007


On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 20:56 -0400, Dop Ganger wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Robert Ashley wrote:
> > PCLinuxOS, however, refused to let me change screen resolution, at least 
> > through the graphical route. It insisted on 800x600 (That Sun monitor 
> > you donated, Dop!), but I know it works just fine at 1024x768.
> 
> It might be defaulting to 800x600 because it can't get VESA DDC info off 
> the monitor. I have no idea how you'd ram a config change down PCLinuxOS' 
> throat, though.
> 
In the "Monitor" Section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf, increasing HorizSync
and/or  VertRefresh  ranges should enable higher resolutions, usually at
the cost of flicker and ultimately monitor life.


 Gerard



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