View Full Version : Resolution does not configure to 1024x768

25th June 2004, 11:53 AM

I have a Fedora Core 2 install on Gateway VTX400 laptop and the laptop supports 1024x768 resolution. However my screen only shows 800x600. Although I can set X11 to use 1024x768 (by modifying /etc/X11/xorg.conf and by using Start->System Settings->Display) however the resolution remains the same, i.e. at 800x600. I notice that GNOME does not allow me to set the resolution higher than 800x600 (by using Start->Preferences->Resolution), how do I fix this?

25th June 2004, 04:15 PM
You need to alter the vertical and horizontal refresh rates in the xorg.conf to match those of the LCD screen.

26th June 2004, 07:23 PM
Any idea how to figure out what the correct refresh rates are? I've tried setting them high and GNOME still won't pick it up.


26th June 2004, 07:36 PM
I woul d suggest contacting Gateway for the specs.

Be careful changing your vertical and horizontal refresh rates randomly, this can harm your monitor or screen.

2nd July 2004, 05:48 AM
I had the same problem. Also didn't know the settings for my monitor (and didn't know how to configure Xorg rather than X11).

I reinstalled and found that early in the install screens was a setting that let me tell the system what resolutin to use. I'd missed it on the first install. If all else fails, hope this helps.

2nd July 2004, 06:11 AM
In the Display menu you can change your LCD type ... do you try to put your screen like this "LCD 1024x768" ???


2nd July 2004, 02:44 PM

Yes, I have configured my screen as "LCD 1024x768". I don't know what the model number really is :confused: