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Johan Scheepers 11-18-2010 05:29 PM

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Good day,

I would like to first test and then use centos 5.5.

I downloaded centos 5.5 x86_64 live CD.

Problem...screen resolution only 800x600.

In fedora 14 it is 1024x768, same in debian squeeze and opensuse11.3.

Could there be a way to increase the resolution? in either i386 or x86_64.

Thanks
Regards
Johan
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Rudi Ahlers 11-18-2010 05:37 PM

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On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Johan Scheepers <johansche@telkomsa.net> wrote:
> Good day,
>
> I would like to first test and then use centos 5.5.
>
> I downloaded centos 5.5 x86_64 live CD.
>
> Problem...screen resolution only 800x600.
>
> In fedora 14 * it is 1024x768, *same in debian squeeze and opensuse11.3.
>
> Could there be a way to increase the resolution? in either i386 or x86_64.
>
> Thanks
> Regards
> Johan
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What graphics card & monitor do you have?

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Johan Scheepers 11-18-2010 06:21 PM

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On 18/11/2010 20:37, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Johan Scheepers<johansche@telkomsa.net> wrote:
>
>> Good day,
>>
>> I would like to first test and then use centos 5.5.
>>
>> I downloaded centos 5.5 x86_64 live CD.
>>
>> Problem...screen resolution only 800x600.
>>
>> In fedora 14 it is 1024x768, same in debian squeeze and opensuse11.3.
>>
>> Could there be a way to increase the resolution? in either i386 or x86_64.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Regards
>> Johan
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>>
> What graphics card& monitor do you have?
>
>
In debian this...

johan@Johan:~$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)

johan@Johan:~$ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
dimensions: 1024x768 pixels (339x203 millimeters)

Ok, I did look into system-monitors and only 800x600 was available.
Remember this is a live CD x86_64.

Thanks
Johan

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Les Mikesell 11-18-2010 06:38 PM

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On 11/18/2010 1:21 PM, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>
>> What graphics card& monitor do you have?
>>
>>
> In debian this...
>
> johan@Johan:~$ lspci | grep VGA
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
> 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
>
> johan@Johan:~$ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
> dimensions: 1024x768 pixels (339x203 millimeters)
>
> Ok, I did look into system-monitors and only 800x600 was available.
> Remember this is a live CD x86_64.

I think that means it wasn't able to auto-detect the monitor type. Can
you set it in system/administration/display in the hardware tab?

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Johan Scheepers 11-18-2010 06:43 PM

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On 18/11/2010 21:38, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 11/18/2010 1:21 PM, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>
>>
>>> What graphics card& monitor do you have?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> In debian this...
>>
>> johan@Johan:~$ lspci | grep VGA
>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
>> 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
>>
>> johan@Johan:~$ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
>> dimensions: 1024x768 pixels (339x203 millimeters)
>>
>> Ok, I did look into system-monitors and only 800x600 was available.
>> Remember this is a live CD x86_64.
>>
> I think that means it wasn't able to auto-detect the monitor type. Can
> you set it in system/administration/display in the hardware tab?
>
>
Ok, have to shut down debian and boot centos.
Be back.
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Johan Scheepers 11-18-2010 07:20 PM

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On 18/11/2010 21:38, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 11/18/2010 1:21 PM, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>
>>
>>> What graphics card& monitor do you have?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> In debian this...
>>
>> johan@Johan:~$ lspci | grep VGA
>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
>> 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)
>>
>> johan@Johan:~$ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
>> dimensions: 1024x768 pixels (339x203 millimeters)
>>
>> Ok, I did look into system-monitors and only 800x600 was available.
>> Remember this is a live CD x86_64.
>>
> I think that means it wasn't able to auto-detect the monitor type. Can
> you set it in system/administration/display in the hardware tab?
>
>
While booting I had a closer look at the screen and saw..
unsupported sis chipset (device i/d 0671).

Looked into hardware..reverted to vesa driver. Set it to sis card and
logged out..system complained and went into non-graphics.
Went through screen options and eventualy back to graphics and vesa.

Had the same problem with debian and a list member after a lot of
suffering found a work around in the xorg.conf.
After that it works fine. the specific sis card seem to be problemic in
some OS's.
suse and fedora seem to have no problem.
Fedora..could not find a xorg.conf file?. Maybe copy it.

If centos resolution problem be not fixable I will have to pass. Would
be a pitty.

I really do appreciate your time spend to solve this.
Regards
Johan

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Niki Kovacs 11-18-2010 08:22 PM

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Johan Scheepers a écrit :

>
> I really do appreciate your time spend to solve this.

Manual configuration always works, when everything else failed :

# init 3
# cd /etc/X11
# mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig
# cd
# X -configure
# mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Give it a try :

# startx

See if you get something, and then we'll see for the next steps.

Cheers,

Niki
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Johan Scheepers 11-19-2010 07:06 AM

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On 18/11/2010 23:22, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Johan Scheepers a écrit :
>
>
>> I really do appreciate your time spend to solve this.
>>
> Manual configuration always works, when everything else failed :
>
> # init 3
> # cd /etc/X11
> # mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig
> # cd
> # X -configure
> # mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>
> Give it a try :
>
> # startx
>
> See if you get something, and then we'll see for the next steps.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Niki
> _
the command init 3 not found in command line ...user or root.

Complain that X is still running with

X -configure

This is new to me and maybe I am doing something wrong

Thanks
Johan


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John Doe 11-19-2010 09:00 AM

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From: Johan Scheepers <johansche@telkomsa.net>

> On 18/11/2010 23:22, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> > Manual configuration always works, when everything else failed :
> > # init 3
> > # cd /etc/X11
> > # mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig
> > # cd
> > # X -configure
> > # mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > Give it a try :
> > # startx
> the command init 3 not found in command line ...user or root.
> Complain that X is still running with

Be sure to 'su -' and not just 'su'...
If you need to find a file, use: 'locate filename'.

JD



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Johan Scheepers 11-19-2010 11:46 AM

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On 19/11/2010 12:00, John Doe wrote:
> From: Johan Scheepers<johansche@telkomsa.net>
>
>
>> On 18/11/2010 23:22, Niki Kovacs wrote:
>>
>>> Manual configuration always works, when everything else failed :
>>> # init 3
>>> # cd /etc/X11
>>> # mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig
>>> # cd
>>> # X -configure
>>> # mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>>> Give it a try :
>>> # startx
>>>
>> the command init 3 not found in command line ...user or root.
>> Complain that X is still running with
>>
> Be sure to 'su -' and not just 'su'...
> If you need to find a file, use: 'locate filename'.
>
> JD
>
>
>
The little dash made the difference. I did not know about it.

Sorry.. the resolution stays at 800x600 and option lower.

Could we try something else
Thanks
Johan
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