Forcing Linux to a larger screen resolution

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  1. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    I use VNC to view a Linux computer w/ no monitor instead of running a virtual machine on my computer. My question is how can i force the screen resolution to something like 1280x1024 or maybe smaller cuz when it boots w/out a monitor it is stuck at 800x600. My screen rez is at 1280x1024 and it would be more enjoyable to use if it where that big too.

    Can this be done?
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    You should be able to just set the resolution in the screen resolution properties...

    What linux flavour are you using?
  3. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    Linux Mint....

    I've tried. the highest rez it gives me is 800x600. Now if i boot it up with a monitor pluged in it will give a higher rez.

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    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    You will need to edit your Xorg .conf file, yes it IS possible, however, you are connecting via VNC, which is a slight problem.

    You might want to try another protocol like SSH, which, when manipulated with the correct syntax will allow you to run an X-environment like VNC. However, SSH + Windows is not very... "nice".
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    Ex-Touch New Member

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    Simple solution. Take your reg computer's monitor and plug the Linux machine into it.
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    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    We are looking for something he can do. If he could do that, why would he ask?
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    frightenedcow New Member

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    Right, i did that and selected the highest rez and then took the monitor back to my computer. now i just cant turn the linux computer off or else it will go back to 800x600. not that big of a problem though. its in the bacement and its not that loud.

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