Re: Display Resolution

Subject: Re: Display Resolution
From: Jim Cole (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 17:54:44 MDT

Stephen Paullada's bits of Mon, 17 Apr 2000 translated to:

>On install, I checked all of the 8 and 16 bit and most of the 24 bit resolution possibilities. The display is now at 1600 x 1200.
>How do I switch display/monitor resolutions? 1600 x 1200 is just too large.

In /etc/X11 you will find a file named XF86Config. There should be a
Section "Screen" containing a Subsection "Display". In that subsection
there is a Modes line. Move whatever you want to the front of that
list, and X should come up in the specified mode. Assuming there is
a valid mode definition in the file.


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