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    Problem on Screen Resolution

    You can use this newbie simple guide to fix your Screen Resolution when you are stucked on using <= 800x600.
    (Assuming that you had the correct video adapter driver installed, and still resolution is stucked).

    *First thing to do is backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

    Code:

    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    *After the backup, We will edit/replace some text on xorg.conf.

    Code:

    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Which will pop the gedit windows with the xorg.conf file loaded and ready to be editted.
    Locate ONLY the "Screen" and "Monitor" section on your xorg.conf and replace some of the text inside the section.

    Blue color text are comments
    Red color text the the line of code to insert


    #------------For the "Monitor" section----------
    Section "Monitor" #<-This remains
    Identifier "Configured Monitor" #<-This remains
    HorizSync 30-110 #<-This is the text to insert on this section
    VertRefresh 50-160 #<-This is the text to insert on this section
    #<-Or if you already have the HorizSyc and VertRefresh, ignore this and
    #directly proceed to your "Screen" section

    EndSection
    #------------Snip-Snip-------------------


    #------------For the "Screen" section----------

    Section "Screen" #<-This remains
    Identifier "Default Screen" #<-This remains, for any configured Default Screen
    Monitor "Configured Monitor" #<-This remains, for any configured Monitor
    Device "Configured Video Device" #<-This remains, for any configured Video Device
    DefaultDepth 24 #<-Insert this if you do not have in in on this Section, Red text only
    SubSection "Display" #<-This is the text to insert on this section, Red text only
    Depth 24 #<-This is the text to insert on this section, Red text only
    Modes "1280x1024" #<-This is the text to insert on this section, Red text only
    EndSubSection #<-This is the text to insert on this section, Red text only
    #<------You can delete any text that follows below this line.
    EndSection
    #------------Snip-Snip-------------------
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    Re: Screen Resolution - Simple Fix

    Snip snip, indeed. Great guide!

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    Re: Screen Resolution - Simple Fix

    For any other newbies wondering, I just tried this fix and it worked beautifully. After rebooting I had loads more resolution options. Brilliant.

    Thank you very much iaculallad!!!!!!

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    Re: Screen Resolution - Simple Fix

    Hi,

    Thanks for the post, but i still have a 640 x 480 resolution.

    my xorg.conf is:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Device"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    HorizSync 30-110
    VertRefresh 50-160
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    (depth 24) is not possible.

    My main problem is i want to use this computer without monitor.
    If I have a monitor connected I don't need "vesa" and it works fine.

    I have an intel 82845G/GL system.

    Any ideias?

    Thanks

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