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  1. #1

    Resolution problem (Newbie)


    I think this is an easy question:
    I installed the ATI drivers and after rebooting, my screen resolution went to


    I tried with KDE and Fluxbox, and it is the same (with different users). Also, in KDE that resolution is available anytime to be changed.

    My etc/X11/xorg.conf is:

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "ATI-Screen"
    Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
    Monitor "ATI-Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0 # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop

    I don't have any other "Screen".

    So, my quiestion is: In what other file(s) can I setup the default X resolution?


  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Scranton, Pa
    Try this
    let us know how you make out.

  3. #3
    Sorry, but that didn't work. I think xorgconfig is for configure xorg.conf file. And so far as I know, my xorg.conf is correctly configured. Also, I tried xorgsetup and it crash. So I think there is something wrong with my X. So, I still have the problem.

    Thank you fvs

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  5. #4

    Xrandr > Still with the problem...

    I figure out that when I run "xrandr" command it display at the first line "2048x768". So X will take the first value as default. Any Idea how to remove that first value?

  6. #5
    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    xorgconfig WILL work, 2048x768 value is set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf . Your xorg.conf is incorrect, use the suggestion posted by fvs.

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  7. #6


    Hello, I check again my xorg.conf and I figured out that Vertical and Horizontal Sync were missing at "Monitor" Section. Before updating every was fine, I wonder why I didn't have it... So, finally my X enter on 1024x768 .

    I still have one detail: If I enable SVGA for startup (so I can see the penguin) My monitor doesn't display anything during boot. but I think it is not related, right?

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