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    Default Cannot change resolution

    I was running my Acer V193 monitor at 1280x1024 resolution on KDE 4.3.1. Then after someone else used the computer the resolution changed to 1024x768 and I am unable to change it. Yast recognizes the monitor correctly, but when I run Sax2 it will not change it back to 1280x1024. It accepts that setting but when I start it again it is set at 1024x768.

    My xorg.conf indicates...

    Section "Monitor"
    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
    DisplaySize 376 301
    HorizSync 30-83
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "ACER V193"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
    VendorName "ACR"
    VertRefresh 43-75
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection
    -----------------------------------------------

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Cannot change resolution

    Don't let that person use you computer again or at least set up a guest account.

    Did you try setting it in KDE. Unless you gave that person the root password they really should have not been able to change any system files. Also sax2 is no longer used and is being depreciated. What you showed of the xorg.conf file looks ok.

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    Default Re: Cannot change resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich
    I was running my Acer V193 monitor at 1280x1024 resolution on KDE 4.3.1.
    Then after someone else used the computer the resolution changed to
    1024x768 and I am unable to change it. Yast recognizes the monitor
    correctly, but when I run Sax2 it will not change it back to 1280x1024.
    It accepts that setting but when I start it again it is set at
    1024x768.

    My xorg.conf indicates...

    Section "Monitor"
    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
    DisplaySize 376 301
    HorizSync 30-83
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "ACER V193"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
    VendorName "ACR"
    VertRefresh 43-75
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066
    +hsync +vsync
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "default"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection
    -----------------------------------------------

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    Hi
    Just use the display settings tool to re set the resolution. For Gnome
    it's in the Control Center -> Display (There is also an icon in the
    panel).

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    Default Re: Cannot change resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Did you try setting it in KDE. Unless you gave that person the root password they really should have not been able to change any system files. Also sax2 is no longer used and is being depreciated. What you showed of the xorg.conf file looks ok.
    That (KDE) was my first attempt at a solution. After several tries including re-booting the resolution was still unchanged. That's when I tried sax2. Same result.

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