how to set screen resolution properly on my Kubuntu-laptop???

Magyari, Balázs tripatos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 08:37:45 BST 2006


Unfortunately I had no success commiting the changes in xorg.conf :-(
The only option is still 1024x768. Should I do something in the System
Settings => Display => Hardware tab?
Balázs

2006/8/29, Abdullah Ramazanoglu <ar018 at yahoo.com>:
>
> Magyari, Balázs dedi ki:
>
> > Sorry, I must ask:
> > instead of this...
> >
> > Section "Monitor"
> >    Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
> >    Option        "DPMS"
> >    HorizSync    28-64
> >    VertRefresh    43-60
> > EndSection
> >
> > ...should my "Monitor" section look like this below?
> >
> > Section "Monitor"
> >        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
> >        Option          "DPMS"
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 95.95 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 832
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 111.77 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 837
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 128.04 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 842
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 144.76 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 847
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 160.48 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 852
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 177.98 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 857
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 194.19 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 862
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 210.58 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 867
> > Modeline        "1280x800" 165.13 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 853
> > # 1280x800 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 49.68 kHz; pclk: 83.46 MHz
> > ModeLine "1280x800" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828
> > # 1280x800 @ 75.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 62.62 kHz; pclk: 107.21 MHz
> > Modeline "1280x800"  107.21  1280 1360 1496 1712  800 801 804 835
> > # 1280x800 @ 85.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 71.40 kHz; pclk: 123.38 MHz
> > Modeline "1280x800"  123.38  1280 1368 1504 1728  800 801 804 840
> > # 1280x800 @ 100.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 84.80 kHz; pclk: 147.89 MHz
> > Modeline "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848
> > EndSection
> >
> > Now I understand your instructions like this, so please tell me if I'm
> > wrong, because I don't exactly now what I'm doing. If it's good then
> > please tell me and I change my xorg.conf and then watch the results
> > :-) (I don't want to ruin my computer with my mistake so I thought it
> > worth to ask one more question)
> > Thank you!
> > Balázs
>
> Yes, you got it correct. However, it's always a good practice to backup a
> config file before modifying it. E.g:
>
> cp -a /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
>
> In case X doesn't work at all after the change, you can log in from the
> virtual (text) console and:
>
> cp -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> /etc/init.d/kdm restart
>
> BTW, I think that this is neither a driver bug, nor a Xorg bug. But it can
> be considered a "resolution configurator" bug. In your case, the
> resolution configurator has just set up Modes in Section "Screen" (which
> basically means "I want to use these resolutions in this order") but it
> didn't make sure that those resolutions are defined in a Modeline (i.e.
> they are "producable") to begin with. The configurator should have checked
> to see if the Modelines for selected resolutions are already built-in, and
> if not, should have inserted explicit Modelines in the Section "Monitor".
>
> Also see https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/49827
>
> --
> Abdullah Ramazanoglu
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>
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