changing display resolution

Asked by Cowboy_jim44 on 2006-01-12

New to Linux, how do I change display reolution (800X600)

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MrYoDa
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2006-01-16
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2006-01-18
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2006-01-16

Try with System -> Preferences -> Display resolution

Mike Wilson (wilsonmr) said : #2

The comment above is correct, but results depend on your video card and what driver is talking to it. Nvidia cards (like mine) seem to be relatively demanding; at any rate, the default nv driver would only give 800x600, but adding the several nvidia-* packages with Synaptic got me up to 1024x768.

MrYoDa (mryoda) said : #3

I need to tell the system what Monitor i have so i can change the screen resolution, i cant find where to do this ?

MrYoDa (mryoda) said : #4

can this be closed, i installed the driver from ATI and its fine now, thanks

Cowboy_jim44 (cowboy-jim44) said : #5

Thank you for your help, you know life, for awhile I have to work on other things. I will definatly be back looking for more help! You people mostly seem nice and very informed!
Jim

Domi (dendomi) said : #6

just thanks!
one with a tochiba satellite 4030CDT and a bad temper concerning windows...