fedora core 6 and monitor resolution

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by sentient, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    My monitor and gfx card is capable of better resolution than I am getting, in fedora how do I ensure that I get at least 1024x768 and a refresh rate of 80hz its only giving me 800x600 and under kde I cannot push that up, its read the gfx card right but doesnt want to let me use a higher value
     
  2. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    if you can go into Gnome it is easier to set up graphically.

    1. go into Gnome

    2. click on: System >> Administration >> Display

    3. put in your root password

    4. click on the hardware tab

    5. select the best monitor and check to see that your graphics card is recognized

    6. go to the Settings tab and select your resolution
    -if your desired resolution isnt there, try a bigger monitor with the same refresh rate

    7. click 'OK' and your done

    -- -- -

    optionally you can do this other ways. use the command 'xorgconfig' or manually edit the file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as root with your favorite text editor like this:
    it may take a bit to know what all the scripts mean if you manually edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. you get the idea though.

    let me know how it went.
     
  3. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    cheers aderall, I am almost ready to have a fling with Beryl BTW, will see you in the other thread about that.
     

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