X server Resolution Catch-22 Fedora 12

A. Mani a.mani.cms at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 23:39:44 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 4:00 AM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
<caf at omen.com> wrote:
> I have been using a 1993 Viewsonic 21 monitor for
> the console on the omen.com server.  The old jug
> isn't as sharp as it once was, but it still can do 1024x768
> or better.
> Upon installing Fedora 12, I discovered that there in
> no longer a reasonable way to set anything higher
> than 800x600 with Xvesa or the default driver for
> Nvidia.  This is a major breakage as many applets are
> unusable at 800x600, including system management.
> Some of the menu is off the screen and there is no
> apparent way to get them to appear on screen.
> If utilities are unusable in 800x600
> the ability to manually set larger screen size
> that was present before Fedora 12 needs to be
> fixed.

You should write a *modern* xorg.conf file after reading Xorg.0.log
Install system-config-display first


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