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Old 01-30-03, 10:44 PM   #3
msreddy
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Default Change to higher resolution - Solved.

Downloading the newer version of the NVIDIA drivers helped me solve this problem, i.e, I am now able to set the resolution to 1280x1024.

This is what I have done.

1.) Ran NVChooser.sh to determine what files
I needed to download, and it asked me to download
the following files:

NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh73up.i686.rpm
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

2.) Did "rpm -q NVIDIA_kernel" to determine
if there is an older version of the nvidia kernel
installed. And, there was none.

3.) Since this is a fresh install:
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh73up.i686.rpm

and,
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

Both steps above completed fine without any problems.

4.) In XF86Config-4 file, commented out the
following:
#Load GLCore
#Load dri

And, ensured that the "Module" section has
Load glx

5.) In the Device section, changed:
Driver "vesa" to
Driver "nvidia"

6.) In the original XF86Config-4 file, I had a section like:

DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

And I changed it to:

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768"
EndSubsection

7.) Restarted X. Saw the NVIDIA logo, and then
the KDE login screen. I am now able to see the
1280x1024 resolution, which is the max resolution
that is supported by mo monitor/video card.


Prior to downloading these new drivers, no matter how I tweaked the XF86Config-4 file, I was not able to set resolution higher than 1024x768.

Thanks
Madhu
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