How does one change Resolutions?"

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How does one change Resolutions?"

Postby sagasha1 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:09 pm

How can I set my 16x10 monitor to 1280x800, instead of the native 1400x900 (too small.) I have a Nvidia 9400 with a viewsonic 19". I have installed the Nvidia drivers and the Nvidia control panel shows the correct Monitor but does not show 1280x800. I have just installed Mint 6, coming from SUSE 11.1, which did allow me to use 1280x800. When I look at xorg.conf it does not show resolutions to edit.

How does one change screen resolution to one that is not listed?
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Re: How does one change Resolutions?"

Postby n0n4m3fromro on Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:56 am

Try this command:
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xrandr -s 1280x800

I hope it helps.
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Re: How does one change Resolutions?"

Postby Alpha-Geek on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:00 am

If you open "Control Center" & look in "Screen Resolution", is 1280x800 an option there?
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Re: How does one change Resolutions?"

Postby sagasha1 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:26 am

n0n4m3fromro wrote:Try this command:
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xrandr -s 1280x800

I hope it helps.


When I do that I get:
Size 1280x800 not found in available modes

I have the same monitor set at 1280x800 with my daughters Windows machine and as stated above with this computer using openSUSE 11.1

Thanks for the suggestion and time.
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Re: How does one change Resolutions?"

Postby sagasha1 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:30 am

Alpha-Geek wrote:If you open "Control Center" & look in "Screen Resolution", is 1280x800 an option there?


No, thats why I was hoping I could edit my conf file. Same monitor, video card and machine I used with openSUSE (though I'll stay with Mint even if I can't change it!) Also I forgot to mention I'm using KDE 4.2

Thanks for the time.
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Re: How does one change Resolutions?"

Postby n0n4m3fromro on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:03 am

There is a thread at the OpenSUSE forums that is quite old (2005) but apparently this guy managed to solve the problem. http://forums.opensuse.org/archives/sf-archives/archives-hardware/archives-laptop-support/317907-1280x800-resolution-suse-9-1-a.html
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