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Old 1st June 2008, 02:16 AM
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Display settings

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.

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Old 1st June 2008, 03:46 AM
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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"
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
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Old 1st June 2008, 09:58 PM
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Beautiful, thank you JohnVV.
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