[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 28 20:56:28 CDT 2008

I need a little more guidance before I put myself out of business.  I 
did the following:

andy at Izzy:~$ sudo cvt 1024 768 60
[sudo] password for andy:
# 1024x768 59.92 Hz (CVT 0.79M3) hsync: 47.82 kHz; pclk: 63.50 MHz
Modeline "1024x768_60.00"   63.50  1024 1072 1176 1328  768 771 775 798 
-hsync +vsync
andy at Izzy:~$

I pasted the above output in /etc/X11/xorg.conf "monitor" section.  
Restart. No effect.
Moved to it end of "Screen" section.  Restarted.  Low graphics.  More 
choices, none above 800x600.  Most with 0 refresh.  Also, there was a 
message: "Your screen and graphics card could not be detected correctly."

There are three other xorg.cong files (.1,.2,.3). They all look pretty 
much the same.  The man refers to xorg.conf(5), but I haven't found 
anything on that.  Also, there is a lot of what I do in find "man" that 
I don't understand.

Andy Pickens

Andrew Pickens wrote:
> Thanks.  I've spent a lot of time sifting thru the forms, with no 
> luck, so far.
> Andy
> 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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