[Cialug] Xorg issues

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Wed Jun 1 09:01:45 CDT 2005

Check your color depth in the /etc/11/XF86Config-4 file.  Setting it to
default to 16 instead of 24 may allow you better resolution with fewer

You can also check the frequency settings of the monitor and make sure they
match up to the settings for your monitor.

While you are in the file you can also check to see if the video driver
matches your card or if it is using VESA.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lathrop Preston [mailto:laith at prestonfam.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 8:58 AM
Subject: [Cialug] Xorg issues

Hey all,

Since my laptop died I am working on geting my desktop up and running again.

I have an ok video card in it however the best resolution I seem to get is
800X600 15b but I know the monitor can do better.

Not the most useful space in the world.

Does any one have either
a suggestion on what I can tweek to get it displaying better. I know it
can... or a spare (ie older) vid card that you would be willing to part with
either cheap or free (I am on a very tight budget for this)

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