[NMLUG] X windows resolution

nmlug@swcp.com nmlug@swcp.com
Sat, 24 Nov 2001 09:49:43 -0700


Thanks! This fixed my problem. My old install was (I think) using
XFree86 3.something and my new install on the new drive is using XFree86
4.0.1. Didn't know I should have been tweaking the XF86Config-4 file.

Michael Young wrote:

> *Note* if you are using xfree86 4.x the config file is XF86config-4.
> 
> Look for sections similar to this...
> 
> Section "Screen"
>     Driver      "svga"
>     Device      "ATI Rage 128"
>     Monitor     "Dell D1028L"
>     DefaultColorDepth 16
> 
>     Subsection "Display"
>         Depth       16
>         Modes       "1280x1024"
>         ViewPort    0 0
>     EndSubsection
> EndSection
> 
> Then change all "mode" references in subsection "display" from 1280x1024
> to 1024x768 or whatever depth you wish. Restart the Xserver, and all
> should be as you want.
> 
> --
> -:Michael:-
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