[techtalk] resolution

coder coderman at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 13 13:37:17 EST 1999

That depends on your veiw of easy I suppose ;)  but I prefer editing my
XF86config files by hand.

Its usually under /etc or /etc/X11.

Heres a short rundown of the relevant sections:

Section "Monitor"         <- make sure you have a modeline setting for
the resoltuion you wish to use.  If you are unsure what this should be
set to you may want to use xf86config / SaX to try and guess / determine
the settings.
  Modeline "1280x960" 106.50 1280 1296 1552 1664 960 960 970 1003

Section "Screen"           <- locate the section for your card and
create or modify the section for the resolution you wish to run at.  Set
your default color depth value to what you are using at that resolution.

DefaultColorDepth     16
Section "Screen"
  Driver        "Accel"
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth       16
    Modes       "1152x864"
    #Virtual    1152 864

Perhaps that will be of help.

"K. Ziel" wrote:
> Hi all--
> This is a most basic question..but there are so many basic things I am not sure
> how to do....that I'd better start asking!!
> I ran xf86config because i wanted to get a higher screen res..i'm currently at
> 1024x768, and want more real estate.
> Anyway...let me just say that it is a good thing that I saved the original file
> before over-writing, because what i ended up with was the upper left 1/4 of my
> xlogin screen now taking up the entire monitor...
> So...is there an easier way than running through that entire config again?
> also..i've run xsetres on solaris before, but didn't seem to be able to find
> anything similar on my system (redhat)
> Apologies for the basic question...thanks all for your time :)
> kristin--thank God for backups!!
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