How to configure my video to show 1024x758 resolution

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How to configure my video to show 1024x758 resolution

Postby bcinteractive » 2005-11-08 11:57


New install of Debian Sarge. I ran it as desktop muti-user... I chose the SiS driver? for my video card (my video is onboard ASUS)

I'd like for it to display at 1024x758? or something but it is not giving me this option. Options only display upto 800x600.

My shared memory is upto 32MB which is enough for 1024x758.

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Postby pagey007 » 2005-11-11 04:50

Open konsole as root, Type "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" Follow prompts,You will have two opportunities to change it to preferred setting,
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Even after

Postby reujen » 2005-12-16 07:08

Even after doing that, or resetting with that command, I still get no dice for a NVIDIA card.
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Re: Even after

Postby jobezone » 2005-12-16 14:07

reujen wrote:Even after doing that, or resetting with that command, I still get no dice for a NVIDIA card.

Install the module-assistant package. Run it as root, and follow the steps until you reach the module list. There should exist one for nvidia cards. Select it, and continue the steps to compile it.
I've never done this myself, but it has worked for me for other modules I needed. Take it a try. After doing this, configure the xserver again Bellow is the description of the package:
Description: tool to make module package creation easier
The module-assistant tool helps users and maintainers with managing
external kernel modules packaged for Debian. It can do:
- automated preparation of build environment for modules compilation
(eg. automatical detection and installation of required kernel
- automated module source downloads
- configuring and keeping track of external and localy built modules
- semi-automated multiple builds for multiple kernel versions
It also contains some framework to be used by the build-scripts in the
accompanying modules-source packages in Debian.
The Debian Documentation website contains the FAQ, Installation Manual and the Release Notes for Etch. They're helpful if you want to learn more about debian!
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fixing resolution :

Postby __mutex__ » 2006-01-01 16:51

You can fix resolution by editing /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.I tried xf86cfg,xf86config,
dpkg-reconfigure and nothing could did better than 800X600.But solution is very simple:
to insert line "1024x786" in the file mentioned above and restart(reboot)
Section thet you need looks like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Visual SensatKDS"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ######### <<<< HERE
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