F9: Problem setting resolution and video lockups

g geleem at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 14 04:45:02 UTC 2008

Joe Klemmer wrote:
> My primary desktop is Xfce but I've tried under all of them.

never used 'xfce' under redhat, fedora, or mandrake. did use it
once under another distrib, but that has been years back and on
a 14" monitor so i did not have to change res. even if i had, it
was to many years back to remember.

>     The problem is when I set the monitor as you show above the only 
> options for resolution are 800x600 and 640x480.  Nothing I do will get 
> me anything no higher than 800x600.

as 'root' or 'user'?

also, try 'display' as 'root' and select 'generic' 1280x1024.

>     Is that old console X config tool still part of Xorg?  Maybe I can 
> use it (if I can remember what the heck it is).

i pulled f9 and went back to f8 for main system. right now, i am under
'security linux', so i can not say just what is available in f9.

use 'man' to check for 'xorg.conf' 'Xorg' 'xvidtune'. take note of
what is shown in 'see also'.




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