change xorg video resolution

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Fri Mar 30 02:56:56 UTC 2007

On Thursday, 29 March 2007 at 21:55:58 -0300, freenity wrote:
> Hello. I have a strange problem with my xorg configuration. It only runs at
> 1024x768, but I want to change it to 1280x1024. This is the screen section
> from my /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Section "Screen"
>        Identifier "Screen0"
>        Device     "Card0"
>        Monitor    "Monitor0"
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Viewport   0 0
>                Depth     16
>                Modes    "1280x1024"
>        EndSubSection
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Viewport   0 0
>                Depth     16
>                Modes   "1280x1024"
>        EndSubSection

This is a duplicate of the previous subsection (same bit depth).

> But it steal running at 1024x768.

What does xdpyinfo say?  You should see something like

  depth of root window:    24 planes

You will need a subsection entry for this depth.

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