[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

KC kcoriginal at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 27 20:25:21 CDT 2008

It was easier than that for me... Setup the monitor as generic and choose a larger resolution. The part that threw me the first few times is that you need to restart x or maybe only logoff and back on, but I was a bit impatient so it took me a while to try it. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Pickens <wg5o at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:58 PM
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List <satlug at satlug.org>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

Thanks.  I've spent a lot of time sifting thru the forms, with no luck, 
so far.


pixelnate at gmail.com wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 17:57 -0500, Andrew Pickens wrote:
>> I'm using 32-bit Ubuntu 8.04.  I can change the resolution in System, 
>> Preferences, Screen Resolution, but only 800x600 and 640x480 are 
>> offered. Can someone tell me how to increase these resolution choices, 
>> please?
> Sounds like your monitor wasn't detected properly. You'll need to figure
> out the horizontal and vertical ranges of frequencies and add those to
> your xorg.conf file. You'll also need to add your target resolutions
> further down where all the other resolutions are listed. You could
> probably find exact instructions somewhere on the ubuntu forums. This
> question has been asked 1,000,000 + 1 times there. You might even find
> the exact info for your monitor as well.
> ~Nate
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