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alecswan
1st June 2008, 02:16 AM
I just installed Fedora 8. The screen is very blurry. I tried to change the resolution through System->Administration->Display, but my new settings won't get stored. For example, it I change display resolution to 1024x768 and go back to System->Administration->Display it still says 2048x1536.

How can I change the display resolution and have it take effect?

Thank you.

Alec

JohnVV
1st June 2008, 03:46 AM
depending on what your graphics card is
--- nVidia ---
the nVidia Display Settings
( applications / System Tools ) or
Livna Display Configuration ( System / Administration )
-- ati --
i don't have one
-----
or edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
there should be a section like this one


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "UseEvents" "False"
Option "RenderAccel" "True"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
Option "NVAGP" "3"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x400" "640x350"
EndSubSection
EndSection

add 1024x768 to it as the FIRST one
-- example--
Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480" "640x400" "640x350"

that should do it

alecswan
1st June 2008, 09:58 PM
Beautiful, thank you JohnVV.