l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2005 Mar 04 08:42

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Changing Debian Screen Resolution
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Changing Debian Screen Resolution

On Thursday 03 March 2005 17:33, Ken Bloom wrote:
> Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
> find
> Section "Screen"
> then find the Subsection "Display" which corresponds to the default
> color depth. Add "1024x768" at the beginning of the Modes line.
First let me say thanks Ken and thanks David.

Believe it or not, the solution does not work.  I ended up modifying the 
resolution for all color depth entries.  I added 1024x768 and removed all 
other resolutions.  Here's what happens when I reboot.

When X starts the bottom one fifth of the screen becomes a black band.  The 
the screen blinks, and you see a small mouse pointer indicating that the 
resolution is 1024x768.  But then the screen blinks again and the mouse arrow 
is big indicating that I'm back at 800x600.  GNOME continues to boot, and 
there I am in 800x600.

Now here's another mystery.  When I type "xandr" I'm given about 4 screen 
resolutions.  This is interesting since XFConfig-4 has only one; 1024x768.  
What's more xandr has an asterisk indicating that my resolution is set at 

I'm wondering if something is overriding XF86Config-4.  Could GDM be doing 
something?   Here's another thought.  You might remember several weeks ago 
when I was trying to set up X.  I was trying to follow the directions for an 
outdated version of X.  I'm wondering if I may have set up another 
configuration file like you used to do before Linux started using XFConfig-4.

Does anybody have any thoughts about this?  In the meantime I'll start looking 
for another configuration file that I may have set up.

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!