settings->settings panel-> screen -> screen resolution it didn't offer very many choices...
So I looked aroud a bit and found that according to the /var/log/Xorg.0.log I looked at after a startx launched E17 session, It's xorg was still using vesa
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[ 541.089] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[ 541.089] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 541.089] compiled for 1.10.3, module version = 1.2.0
[ 541.089] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 5.0
[ 541.089] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[ 541.089] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[ 541.089] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[ 541.090] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 541.090] compiled for 1.10.2, module version = 2.3.0
[ 541.090] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 541.090] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 10.0
[ 541.090] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[ 541.090] (--) using VT number 7
[ 541.108] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
started e17 again, checked the settings again, <sigh>, closed down the x sever and checked the new log which still says it's loading vesa...
What am I missing here???
Actually though, the reason I wanted to tweak the resolution is likely something else...
I didn't install either gnome nor kde4, But I have a few applications from them. But no matter what I'm using the effective text size is an eye test. Though there are a few exceptions. The text inside the web page as viewed with Opera with the "view" set at 100% isn't bad, but the text inside the Location bar, the pull down menus & bookmarks are hard to read because of their size. The text in Enlightenments application menu isn't really any bigger but with the theme I'm using the the contrast of the menu text against the menu background helps.
I have konsole installed, But with a profile setting for 14 point text it comes out looking like 10 point.
I could probably tweak some of this stuff with the "scaling" settings, but if I remember right that will only work with e17's own stuff.
Thing is the two screen resolutions being offered are 1024x768 (Which is the ideal with my other 4 linux using nvidia on the same PC & monitor.) and 800x600 Which renders those small menu fonts etc... just about right, but everything else winds up too big (and of course the screen area is kind of small this way...)