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Old 17th February 2005, 08:17 PM
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Hi, I have just installed Fedora Core 3 on my Laptop. My laptop's native resolution is 1280x800. Under generic LCD panel I choose LCD panel 1280x800 but there is no resolution for that under the list! I don't know what to do. I have a NVIDIA geforce 4 420 Go if that's any help. Please help me, the text is very fuzzy now. Thanks.
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Old 17th February 2005, 08:26 PM
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Hi, have you tried editing the xorg.conf file?
Extract from my xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
Look for where it says default depth, in my case it is 24
Then under SubSection Display, with depth 24, look at the modes section
the first mode (in my case = 1280x1024) is the default mode for this colour depth

Try changing this section in you xorg.conf to 1280x800

Your xorg.conf file can be found here:
Quote:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
You will need route access to save any changes, so try this:
Code:
su
gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
make your changes, save the file and reboot.

hope this helps

Dave
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Old 17th February 2005, 09:01 PM
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I changed 1280x1024 to 1280x800. but it didn't work. It changed the resolution to 1280x1024. It looks a lot less fuzzy but it's too long. Things are cut off.
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Old 17th February 2005, 09:05 PM
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can you post you xorg.conf file here please.

Dave
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Old 17th February 2005, 09:10 PM
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Here is the section: Do you want the whole thing?
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
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Old 17th February 2005, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ntdesign
Hi, I have just installed Fedora Core 3 on my Laptop. My laptop's native resolution is 1280x800. Under generic LCD panel I choose LCD panel 1280x800 but there is no resolution for that under the list! I don't know what to do. I have a NVIDIA geforce 4 420 Go if that's any help. Please help me, the text is very fuzzy now. Thanks.
Ok, a couple of things, based on your first post, the one I have quoted you say that FC does not allow you to select your correct monitor size, this may have been a limitation in the installer, try going to:

Applications > System Settings > Display

click on

Hardware > (under monitor type, choose) Configure..

First check you laptops monitor is not in the list (it probably isnt) if it is not there, go to the very top, and look for Generic LCD screen, under this section you should see a screen size of 1280x800 (it may be worth a try)

Referring to the last post, I just wanted to see what the installer thought of your monitor and video card, so if you can add those sections as well, it may help me or someone else out with the problem.

Also in the Display settings tab, that I just asked you to change your monitor in, what does it say your video card is?

If FC has not detected the card correctly, then get the NV driver for your card, if you have got the correct device installed, then check to see if there is an update for the drivers for this device.

Dave
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