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I have just installed Debian linux, however the maximum screen resolution available is 800x600 in kde and gnome. My XF86Config-4 file lists resolutions upto 1280x1024. I have run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 ...
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    Screen resolution issue


    I have just installed Debian linux, however the maximum screen resolution available is 800x600 in kde and gnome.

    My XF86Config-4 file lists resolutions upto 1280x1024.

    I have run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and selected higher resolutions however these do not appear within the kde screen resize application.

    Also, if I type xrandr within the console, the maximum resolution is also 800x600.

    I know my monitor can display resolution much higher than this as when I boot into WinXP the resolution can be set to 1280x1024 and above.

    Does anyone have an idiots guide to adding this resolution option within kde?

    Thanks.

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    Hve you tryed anything like the command
    Code:
    CTRL-ALT-MINUS to put resolution down
    or
    CRTL-ALT-PLUS
    MINUS - PLUS on numpad
    this will toggle throu resolution...
    also if this doesnt work, please post your XF86Config File
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    Thankyou, the problem was that I needed to set my VertRefresh to 43-160, otherwise the resolution could not be attained.

    Interestingly, I added this line under the monitor section:

    Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"

    However it had no visible effect.

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