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  1. #11
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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotcher View Post
    Ok, I've installed 915 resolution from the Synaptic Manager and I restarted X.

    I've gone to the Screen Resolution preferences and it only shows the three sizes that I already have, the largest being 1024x768.

    Did I do something wrong? How is this supposed to work?

    Wotcher
    It's been at least 13 hours since I posted this... can anyone help at all?

    Wotcher

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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotcher View Post
    It's been at least 13 hours since I posted this... can anyone help at all?

    Wotcher
    Ok and you have no other option in screens and graphics? If you could post the output of this command
    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by overdrank View Post
    Ok and you have no other option in screens and graphics? If you could post the output of this command
    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Thank you for responding.

    When I go to the Screen Resolution preferences, I only get the three original resolutions, 1024x768 being the largest.

    Here's what I get when I type that prompt into Terminal:

    Code:
    # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Files"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    	# path to defoma fonts
    	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"i2c"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
    	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Identifier	"stylus"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"		"stylus"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Identifier	"eraser"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"		"eraser"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Identifier	"cursor"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"		"cursor"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device"
    	Driver		"i810"
    	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Gateway EV73"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device"
    	Monitor		"Gateway EV73"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    Thank you very much for your help. (Someone mentioned that Hardy comes with a GUI tool that supposedly fixes this problem... I haven't found anything; was s/he mistaken?)

    Wotcher

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    Re: Small Resolution

    First, what is the resolution you use in Windows?

    what happens if you do this in a terminal:

    1) Backup xorg.conf:

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    2) Edit xorg.conf:

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Change this:

    Code:
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    to this:

    Code:
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    Save, and restart X (CTRL + ALT + Backspace)


    Can you then go to System > Preferences > Screen Resolution and select 1280x1024? If this works, then simply add your desired resolution to the 'Modes" section.


    Cheers,

    -n8

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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by natrixgli View Post
    First, what is the resolution you use in Windows?

    what happens if you do this in a terminal:

    1) Backup xorg.conf:

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    2) Edit xorg.conf:

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Change this:

    Code:
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    to this:

    Code:
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    Save, and restart X (CTRL + ALT + Backspace)


    Can you then go to System > Preferences > Screen Resolution and select 1280x1024? If this works, then simply add your desired resolution to the 'Modes" section.


    Cheers,

    -n8
    The resolution I prefer in Windows is 1152x864 (the highest my screen goes in Windows is 1280x1024).

    Ok, I've never done anything like that in Terminal. I'll give it a shot.

    When you ask if it works, then simply add your desired resolution to the Modes section, isn't that what the steps you showed me do? Is what you showed me just a trial to see if the option shows up and then I have to actually add it to something?

    Wotcher

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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotcher View Post
    Is what you showed me just a trial to see if the option shows up and then I have to actually add it to something?

    Wotcher

    Based on what I saw in your xorg.conf I figured 1280x1024 would be the max resolution supported by your monitor. (which I gather is a 17" Gateway Non-widescreen monitor...)

    You should be able to replace "1280x1024" with your preferred resolution, so long as your monitor supports it. Also you can get rid of some of the resolutions you don't use if you like.

    Most of this actually won't be done on the command line, it will be done in a text editor. It'll be easier than it looks.


    Best of luck,

    -n8

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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by natrixgli View Post
    Based on what I saw in your xorg.conf I figured 1280x1024 would be the max resolution supported by your monitor. (which I gather is a 17" Gateway Non-widescreen monitor...)

    You should be able to replace "1280x1024" with your preferred resolution, so long as your monitor supports it. Also you can get rid of some of the resolutions you don't use if you like.

    Most of this actually won't be done on the command line, it will be done in a text editor. It'll be easier than it looks.


    Best of luck,

    -n8
    Ok, thank you very much, I'll try it out right now.

    Wotcher

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    Re: Small Resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotcher View Post
    Ok, thank you very much, I'll try it out right now.

    Wotcher
    Didn't work. I still only have 1024 as the highest resolution.

    >>Update: I tried to do it again, only this time, instead of putting in 1152x864, I put in 1280x1024, and it worked! So I have a bigger resolution now! Thank you for all your help.

    Wotcher
    Last edited by Wotcher; April 27th, 2008 at 04:33 AM. Reason: Update!

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