Only getting low resolution with new monitor in feisty

Michael Bach (gmx) bach.michael at
Fri Oct 12 11:10:31 UTC 2007

Wrong spelling!

Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:
> D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>> On Thursday 11 October 2007, D. R. Evans wrote:
>>> I just installed a better LCD monitor on my wife's system.
>> I had a similar problem when I switched from a 15" CRT to a 19" LCD.  It would 
>> only run at 640x480, I think.
>> I can't remember enough details to give a solution, but I do recall that the 
>> magic happened when I twiddled something in this section 
>> in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
>> Section "Monitor"
>>         Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
>>         Option          "DPMS"
>>         HorizSync       28-64
>>         VertRefresh     43-60
>> EndSection
>> If your settings differ, you might try pasting that snippet above, as it's for 
>> a 19" monitor at 1280x1024.
>> (I have no idea how to do anything like this through a GUI, or if it's even 
>> possible.  Nor, for that matter, am I at all certain what I'm talking about 
>> is really your problem.)
> First approach would probably be to re-run the automatic
> X-configuration. I looked that up on google for a problem I had
> yesterday. The following command reconfigures X:
> sudo pdkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Is of course meant to be:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-org
> the -phigh causes to skip possible questions from the package
> configuration. If you want to provide more information to the
> configuration tool, use -plow instead of -phigh. -p means: priority of
> questions to ask.

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