[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 31 21:42:00 CDT 2008

Thank you.  I'll/ /work on it.

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Andrew Pickens wrote:
>> Well, I don't know. It looked about the same, and w/o a mouse, I 
>> couldn't get to the Screen Resolution function. When I recovered, I 
>> had the same old xorg.conf.
>> Maybe I can get it all back and then use the X Configuration Utility 
>> to get the mouse right. I've been wanting to comment on that. I 
>> learned to open it with "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg," but it 
>> doesn't doesn't give me a chance to do any thing with resolution. 
>> (John Choate suggested trying it, but I got all wrapped up in the 
>> various approaches and never responded.) I did try both choices 
>> offered when you choose between kernel"framebuffer" and device 
>> "interface." No difference.
> One way to get X to configure itself is to run as root:
> Xorg -configure
> Then test with
> X -config /root/xorg.conf.new
> You won't get a window manager, so you will get a gray screen with an 
> X that responds to the mouse.  If that works, you can exit with 
> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
> Then examine /root/xorg.conf.new to incorporate that into your full 
> configuration.  You can also look at  /var/log/Xorg.0.log to look for 
> error messages.
>   -- Bruce

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