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    My screen resolution is low


    In "Slackware linux 10.2" I can't get a better screen resolution than "1024X768" why? and can I fix it??

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    I have the same problem in slackware 11

    Just to let you i've had the same problem with slackware 11 and still havn't been able to figure it out. Be careful however any changing of configuration files may lead to perpetual crashing. I've re-installed slackware about 5-10 times before just quitting

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    If you have a driver that supports it, then you can improve your resolution by editing
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    At the very end of the configuration file it will have
    section "Screen" that sais something like

    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection

    with different entries for color depth.

    put the screen resolution you'd like to use (I'm using 1200x800 widescreen) in quotes before the "1024x768" and make sure it's all formatted correctly. Then when you go to change your resolution, the one you added will be on the list.

    good luck.

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    Talking Thank you!!

    All right Thanks alot That worked (after I downloaded a driver) so.. Thanks alot "silly_voodoo_mon"!


    C@RL

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