Can't increase screen resolution (F16, KDE)

Burkhard Plache burkhardplache at
Fri Nov 25 04:15:18 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 11:27, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at> wrote:
> On Thursday 24 November 2011 10:10:43 John Aldrich wrote:
>> 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
>> not.
>> 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!
> Output of xrandr, please? A link to a copy of /var/log/Xorg.0.log and
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if it exists in your setup), please?
> That should give everyone an idea what is going on.
> Best, :-)
> Marko
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I had a similar problem a while ago.
The monitor was not recognized, and I had to make a xorg.conf file by hand,
which worked like a charm. You may want to follow the help and hints I received:

- Burkhard

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