Fwd: Re: [NBLUG/talk] Debian install

Nat W. calvin166 at pseudoweb.net
Sat Jan 15 17:20:29 PST 2005

Even if you use gdm, you may still be locked into that resolution. To get
around that you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Scroll down a ways and you'll see 

Section "Screen"
	Identifier 	"Screen Name" <-or will be different depending on
your screen
	Device 	"something else, not important at this moment"
	Monitor	"Generic Monitor" <-also may be different
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"

Now there will be multiple subsections each will have something with depth
and Modes. Just add the resolutions you want to the right of the word modes

		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

You can do this for all of the depths or just some.

In GDM you can now select 1024x768 , plus GDM should default to it, because
it's the largest resolution.

This worked for me, as I had pretty much the same problem as you, but there
might be better ways around it. good luck

-Nat W. 

-----Original Message-----
From: talk-bounces at nblug.org [mailto:talk-bounces at nblug.org] On Behalf Of
Ian Sutherland
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 4:44 PM
To: General NBLUG chatter about anything Linux, answers to questions,etc.
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [NBLUG/talk] Debian install

Thanks, That worked!
The screen resolution is locked at 800x600, though my video card can handle 
a higher resolution. How do I change the resolution to 1024x768 say?
I had some difficulty getting the xserver to work.
When I boot I get a black and white woven desktop with a "login" and 
"password" area. When I logout I get the same screen with no option to 
"restart" or "turn off". I have to turn off the computer with the power
Any suggestions.

Thanks, Ian

At 12:20 PM 1/15/2005, you wrote:
>On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:28:19AM -0800, Ian Sutherland wrote:
> > Jacob, Further, since I was not able to configure apt-get during
> > no internet connection, how do I do that now?
>If you have a Debian disc nearby, install the "base-config" package.
>One of the tools it supplies is "apt-setup".  Run this command as root:
>   # apt-setup
>...and it will go through the process of configuring 'apt' again... I
>it should be identical to the configuration process it goes through when
>you first install.
>(My first guest that "dpkg-reconfigure apt" would do it, but it does not.
>And, in fact, while Googling to help answer this question, I discovered
>that someone had committed a wishlist to the Debian bugtracker suggesting
>exactly that! ;^) )
>Good luck!
>bill at newbreedsoftware.com          April shower bring Kompressor power!
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>talk at nblug.org

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