Fedora Screen Resolution Won't Go Above 720x400

Daniel Blakemore DanBlakemore at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 01:02:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Daniel Blakemore <DanBlakemore at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Kevin J. Cummings <
> cummings at kjchome.homeip.net> wrote:
>> Daniel Blakemore wrote:
>>> I am new to fedora and to linux in general.  I know a little bit of bash
>>> because I have a mac but not enough. I just installed fedora core 10 i386
>>> netinstall (the dvd-rom drive on this computer is thoroughly dead: stops
>>> reading and needs to be unplugged and plugged back in every thirty of so
>>> seconds), on an AMD with 1GB of RAM and a GeForce 5200 FX.
>>> When I try to change the resolution, the drop-down only goes to 720x400.
>>> I tried installing the nvidia driver and it broke X beyond what my linux
>>> friend can fix.  I did a fresh install and now I have the same problem.
>>> Please help.
>> What is your monitor?  Is it Play and Pray compliant?  Does it tell X11
>> the correct information?
>> I have no problems getting higher resolutions on my F10 system (with a
>> Radeon 7000 driver), and a Dell Dimension 4300 using a Live CD.
>> Which "nvidia" drive did you try and install?  Was it an RPM from
>> RPMFusion or ATRpms?  Or did you try the nvidia installer?
>>  Thanks a bunch,
>>  <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate/MailingListGuidelines>
> I used the .run driver from nvidia's website for 32-bit linux:
> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.18-pkg1.run
> I ran system-config-display, or whatever it is called, to make an
> xorg.conf, and it knows the correct monitor model number and driver, it
> knows the graphics card model.  When i go to
> System>Preferences>Hardware>Screen Resolution, the screen is labeled unknown
> and I can't see beyond the resolution drop-down because the window goes
> below the screen.
> It was plug an play for my vista machine and this mac.  It is a AOC 2230Fa
> LCD.
> --
> Daniel Blakemore

I edited xorg.conf in the screen section with Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
and it worked fine.
I'd like to close this thread or whatever the correct procedure is.

Daniel Blakemore
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