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I have a nividia Ti 4600 and a Gateway FPD1810 monitor running on Debian. The monitor supports 1280x1024, but i am only able to choose 1280x960. The 1280x1024 mode is ...
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    Screen Resolution won't go any higher...


    I have a nividia Ti 4600 and a Gateway FPD1810 monitor running on Debian. The monitor supports 1280x1024, but i am only able to choose 1280x960. The 1280x1024 mode is listed in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. Any suggestions? The only thing i could think of was maybe it was because it found the monitor only as a "Generic Monitor" instead of the exact brand. But i set the horizontal and vertical refresh rates. Any thing I can do about this? Thanks

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    Hi

    I am assuming your graphics card is able to do 1280x1024? On Rh7.3, I had to hand-edit my xf86config, and "force" XWindows to select the correct resolution by dropping out all other options except those that defined 1152x864 (which I wanted).

    For example, don't do

    Section "Screen"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Device "nVidia Corporation|NV17 [GeForce4 MX440]"
    Monitor "PHILIPS 107S"
    DefaultColorDepth 16
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    but rather try

    Modes "1280x1024"

    only.

    Might help?

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    Here is what I tried:
    Code:
    Section "Screen"
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth           24
                    Modes           "1280x1024"
            EndSubSection
    I have to put the "Section" and "SubSection" just for X to recognize the code, don't I? Anyway when I tried the above code it wouldn't run X. How _exactly_ do I write it so it XWindows is "forced"?

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