Can't increase screen resolution (F16, KDE)

John Aldrich jmaldrich at
Thu Nov 24 15:10:43 UTC 2011

I have Fedora 16 with a 19" flat-panel screen capable of 1280x1024, 
however, Fedora / KDE seems to not realize my monitor is capable of this 
resolution, and only offers a max resolution of 1024x768, which is 
freaking HUGE on my monitor! How do I fix this??? I *know* my monitor is 
capable of 1280x1024 because that's the resolution I had when I was 
running Fedora 15.
I have an on-board Geforce video card and have already upgraded to the 
nVidia drivers and disabled Noveau, hoping that would fix it, but it has 
I'm becoming more and more disenchanted with Fedora/KDE and am seriously 
thinking of wiping the whole freakin' thing and going to XUbuntu or 
something a bit more user-friendly! Sheesh! I've been using Fedora since 
before there WAS a Fedora and maybe it's just KDE, but this has to be 
the toughest upgrade I've done in a LOOOONG time!
C'mon, folks... help a guy out here, please!

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