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screen resolution



I'm just starting to research screen resolution.  I want to safely
increase my screen resolution, but first need to make notes on how to
recover, via the fedora rescue CD, in the event things go wrong.

At this point I'm just thinking aloud, but please do chime in!  :)

data:

[thufir arrakis ~]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf -n
     1
     2  # XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config
     3
     4  Section "ServerLayout"
     5          Identifier     "Default Layout"
     6          Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
     7          InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
     8          InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
     9  EndSection
    10
    11  Section "Files"
    12
    13  # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    14  # By default, a font server independent of the X server is
    15  # used to render fonts.
    16          FontPath     "unix/:7100"
    17  EndSection
    18
    19  Section "Module"
    20          Load  "dbe"
    21          Load  "extmod"
    22          Load  "fbdevhw"
    23          Load  "glx"
    24          Load  "record"
    25          Load  "freetype"
    26          Load  "type1"
    27          Load  "dri"
    28  EndSection
    29
    30  Section "InputDevice"
    31
    32  # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    33  #       Option  "Xleds"         "1 2 3"
    34  # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    35  #       Option  "XkbDisable"
    36  # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    37  # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
    38  # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    39  #       Option  "XkbModel"      "pc102"
    40  # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    41  #       Option  "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
    42  #
    43  # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    44  # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    45  #       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
    46  # or:
    47  #       Option  "XkbLayout"     "de"
    48  #       Option  "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
    49  #
    50  # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    51  # control keys, use:
    52  #       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"
    53  # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    54  #       Option  "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps"
    55  #
    56          Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    57          Driver      "kbd"
    58          Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
    59          Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
    60  EndSection
    61
    62  Section "InputDevice"
    63          Identifier  "Mouse0"
    64          Driver      "mouse"
    65          Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    66          Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    67          Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    68          Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    69  EndSection
    70
    71  Section "Monitor"
    72
    73   ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    74          Identifier   "Monitor0"
    75          VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    76          ModelName    "Samsung SyncMaster 753DF(X)/703DF(X)/783DF(X)/CD173A(T)"
    77          DisplaySize  320        240
    78   ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    79          HorizSync    30.0 - 71.0
    80          VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
    81          Option      "dpms"
    82  EndSection
    83
    84  Section "Device"
    85          Identifier  "Videocard0"
    86          Driver      "sis"
    87          VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
    88          BoardName   "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760/761 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter"
    89  EndSection
    90
    91  Section "Screen"
    92          Identifier "Screen0"
    93          Device     "Videocard0"
    94          Monitor    "Monitor0"
    95          DefaultDepth     24
    96          SubSection "Display"
    97                  Viewport   0 0
    98                  Depth     16
    99                  Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
   100          EndSubSection
   101          SubSection "Display"
   102                  Viewport   0 0
   103                  Depth     24
   104                  Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
   105          EndSubSection
   106  EndSection
   107
   108  Section "DRI"
   109          Group        0
   110          Mode         0666
   111  EndSection
   112
[thufir arrakis ~]$
[thufir arrakis ~]$ date
Sat Sep  9 02:24:54 IST 2006
[thufir arrakis ~]$
[thufir arrakis ~]$



thanks,

Thufir


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