resolution problem with Fedora on Dell latitde 300xt

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at
Sun Nov 14 23:32:00 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-11-14 at 06:24 -0800, Robert Macaraeg wrote:
> I have just loaded Fedora Core 2 on a Dell latitude
> 330Xt note book. It works ok, but I have one problem:
> I can not change the resolution to 1024x768 from
> 800x640 and the refresh rate to 75. It looks like MS
> windows 3.1. I am new to Fedora and Linux and I am not
> sure of the syntax or grammar of Linux to go to X
> windows to change it. I tried to change
> /ect/x11/xorg.conf.backup in gedit, but it is only
> read only. Any tips for a newbie?
> Thanks in Advance,
> Bob

Hi Bob -

What happens when you run (as root) /usr/bin/system-config-display?  Can
you set the resolution there?y
A: Because people read from top to bottom.
Q: Why is top-posting bad?

Thomas Cameron, RHCE, CNE, MCSE, MCT

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