Dell D630 fc9 can't change screen resolution with system-config-display
tburns at hawaii.edu
Wed Jul 2 22:47:13 UTC 2008
D630 has an NVIDIA(R) Quadro NVS 135M1 and Intel(R) Graphics Media
On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Dave Burns <tburns at hawaii.edu> wrote:
> I select menu item System/Administration/Display and authenticate. I
> select a resolution from the resolution menu. I click 'OK'.
> A dialog box pops up:
> "Display settings changed
> You need to log out and restart the X server for the changes to take effect.
> Coinfiguration was written to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, original
> configuration saved as /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup"
> I click okay, open up a terminal window. ls -la shows
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf was modified. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup does not
But the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf have not changed. The file is
owned and writeable by root. Nothing shows up in /var/log/messages,
except authorization stuff, which succeeds.
Then I tried changing the hardware tab/monitor type. Sadly, no
pre-setting for my Dell screen, so I choose generic LCD panel
1280x800, since that is what my screen is. Again,
system-config-display acts like it is saving it and backing up old
settings, but nothing changes and no backup written.
I ended up editing the file by hand. Here's the file I have now:
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x800"
HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
Viewport 0 0
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" " 832x624" "800x600"
"720x400" "640x480" "640x400" "640x350"
system-config-display doesn't show the 1280x800 option. It does let me
switch between those modes, though of course I can't choose 1280x800,
since it is missing from the menu.
I'm confused. Why won't system-config-display let me save my settings?
Why does it override the contents of the config file? Do I need to put
some sort of usemodes or mode entry in the monitor section?
Thanks for any clues.
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