Monitor Resolution

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Wed Apr 1 00:04:16 UTC 2009

Hi, Brian.

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Brian Blater <brb.lists at> wrote:
> I recently purchased an Acer X223W 22" monitor. The monitor looks and
> works great with my MAC or Windows, but for the life of me I can not
> get it to function at full resolution (1680x1050) with linux. I'm
> running Kubuntu Ibex with an Nvidia 8600 GTS card and using the Nvidia
> 180.29 driver. I'm not a real xorg guru, but I at least have an idea
> of what things do what, but I just can't get this setup to run at full
> res - I get 1024x768.
> Can anyone give me some help getting this configured correctly to use
> the 1680x1050 resolution?


> Section "Monitor"
>    Identifier     "AcerX223W"
>    VendorName     "Acer"
>    ModelName      "X223W"
>    HorizSync       28.0 - 55.0
>    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
> EndSection

Try adding the following to the "Monitor" section:
          Option       "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"

Glen Barber

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