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Author Topic: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size - SOLVED!  (Read 4142 times)

Martin109

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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2008, 10:28:59 am »

Thanks.

OK, made sure I've done a restart, and still no change.
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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2008, 02:40:32 pm »

Let me make sure I'm clear on this.  Did you change:

Code: [Select]
Subsection “Display”
   Viewport    0 0
   Depth        24
   Modes  “1280x1024”   “1024x768”  “800x600”  “640x480”
EndSubSection

to:

Code: [Select]
Subsection “Display”
   Viewport    0 0
   Depth        24
   Modes   “1024x768”  “800x600”  “640x480”
EndSubSection

????

If so I'm fresh out of ideas.  My chipset is absolutely identical to yours, I had an absolutely identical problem, and I solved it the way I described.

Tell you what:  Confirm that you've made the above change.  If that doesn't do it send me a private message with your e-mail address and I'll mail you my complete xorg.conf file.  Maybe there is something in there I'm missing that I changed but forgot about.
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Martin109

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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2008, 02:47:03 pm »

Let me make sure I'm clear on this.  Did you change:

Code: [Select]
Subsection “Display”
   Viewport    0 0
   Depth        24
   Modes  “1280x1024”   “1024x768”  “800x600”  “640x480”
EndSubSection

to:

Code: [Select]
Subsection “Display”
   Viewport    0 0
   Depth        24
   Modes   “1024x768”  “800x600”  “640x480”
EndSubSection

????

If so I'm fresh out of ideas.  My chipset is absolutely identical to yours, I had an absolutely identical problem, and I solved it the way I described.

Tell you what:  Confirm that you've made the above change.  If that doesn't do it send me a private message with your e-mail address and I'll mail you my complete xorg.conf file.  Maybe there is something in there I'm missing that I changed but forgot about.

Yes, that's the change I made.

I'll PM you.
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caitlyn

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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008, 07:15:44 pm »

I sent the xorg.conf file from my system to the second e-mail address you sent.  Let us know if that worked.
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nightflier

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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008, 05:02:17 am »

Internal Support Resolution Colors Support
Full Screen 1024 x 768 64K colors
Smaller Image 640 x 480 16.7M colors
Smaller Image 800 x 600 16.7M colors
Virtual Display Mode 1280 x 1024 256 colors

According to this, it maxes out at 800x600 when using 24 bit color. Try changing the "Depth" value to 16.
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Martin109

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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size - SOLVED
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2008, 05:43:15 am »

Internal Support Resolution Colors Support
Full Screen 1024 x 768 64K colors
Smaller Image 640 x 480 16.7M colors
Smaller Image 800 x 600 16.7M colors
Virtual Display Mode 1280 x 1024 256 colors

According to this, it maxes out at 800x600 when using 24 bit color. Try changing the "Depth" value to 16.

Thank you!  That has sorted it.

Many thanks to all who helped.

Caitlyn, I received your xorg.conf file and will look at it with interest to see what I can learn.  Looks like I don't actually have to use it though.
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caitlyn

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Re: Very Newbie Question: Screen Size - SOLVED!
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2008, 10:17:53 am »

Great!  My system does support 1024x768x24 so I probably have more video memory than you do.

I'm glad you got it fixed.

-Cait
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