[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices
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
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.
Andrew Pickens wrote:
> 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.
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