[CentOS] /etc/X11/xorg.conf question [SOLVED]

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Jan 30 16:12:13 UTC 2009


On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 11:02 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If I use "system-config-display" or "system-config-display --reconfig"
> > although I get a message that I need to log out of GNOME, to have the
> > new file written, for new Display Resolution, logging out or
> > restarting the box does not result in the new settings for the Display
> > taking hold. Sometimes, the number of colors is updated, but *never*
> > the Resolution. Below is my xorg.conf file.  What do I need to include
> > in xorg.conf for the resolution to be 1280 x 1024 instead of the
> > current 1600 x 1200? Display is a Dell M991 and the Video Card is
> > shown as Nvidia NV11 (GeForce2 MX/MX400).  CentOS 5.2 (32 bit) fully
> > updated.   TIA!
> 
> > # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
> <snip>
> >                Modes    "1600x1200" "1600x1024" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
> <snip>
> John & Bill: Thank you for the quick replies! I deleted the modes
> ahead of 1280x1024 and it's working.  :-) I'd contemplated removing
> those modes, but better with your 2 cents! I believe that
> system-config-display works OK on my box (Dell Dimension 2400 with
> integrated Intel everything on the mobo), but that's my old box (now
> daughters) and it has an Nvidia video card, which I suspect is not
> supported well by system-config-display. I remember having this
> problem 2 or 3 years ago. Lanny

Rpmforge has rpms for nvidia drivers (older like I use and newer too).
WFM just fine. Although, as I said, I don't config in runlevel 5, just
runlevel 3.

> <snip sig stuff>

-- 
Bill



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