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Hi i have installed Mandriva 2006, But the problem is with the screen resolution. Now its 640*480 and no other option is working, if i change the resolution to 1024x768, ...
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    Screen resolution problem in Mandriva 2006


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    i have installed Mandriva 2006, But the problem is with the screen resolution. Now its 640*480 and no other option is working, if i change the resolution to 1024x768, i am getting very big images, icons and letters. please help me if anyone knows how to solve it, i am attaching my xorg.conf file with this, my monitor is Samsung SyncMaster 793s.

    # File generated by XFdrake.

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Samsung"
    ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 793S/793V/CM173G"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-160

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "VIA Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "S3 UniChrome"
    Driver "via"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Virtual 640 480
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Virtual 640 480
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Virtual 640 480
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 640 480
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
    EndSection

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    You could make certain modifications, mainly to the "screen section" :

    Quote Originally Posted by /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    # File generated by XFdrake.

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Samsung"
    ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 793S/793V/CM173G"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-160
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "VIA Technologies Inc"
    BoardName "S3 UniChrome"
    Driver "via"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
    EndSection
    So leave out the modelines (you don't need them with this monitor, and change the screen sectiona little to reflect that.
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    hi
    Even after making all the changes to xorg.conf file, i am not getting the proper resolution (1024x768 ), if i go to system->preferences->Screen Resolution, i am not getting any other option exept 640x480 & refresh rate 60Hz, if i go to mandrake control center i can able to get the option 1024x768 but its not making any differences, plz help me to solve this issue.

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