Kubuntu KFA

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Dec 29 17:51:48 UTC 2006

Donald Henson wrote:

> On Friday 29 December 2006 06:20, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>> The only thing to bitch about is my crappy no name video on this thing is
>> coming up in VESA mode at 1024x768 on a display fixed at 1280x800.
> I've found that very few Linux distributions cope with 1280x800 screens. 

I did a fresh install of edgy last week, and it came up with 1280x800
automatically.  Yeah, edgy!  (I spent weeks getting that to work in

> My laptop is 1280x800 and I usually have to change the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> file file by hand to get this recognised.
> You might have to search on the Internet for a relevant modeline to add to
> the file, change your horizsync and vertrefresh and add "1280x800" to the
> display
> resolution section.  The relevant bits in my Kubuntu xorg.conf file are
> (for an E machines M5116 laptop):

Search???  "gtf 1280 800 60" is all it takes.
> in Section "Monitor"
> HorizSync     28-64
> VertRefresh   43-60

On a laptop, you should never need a range for VertRefresh - LCD screens run
at 60Hz.

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