Monitor Resolution

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Wed Apr 1 02:23:26 UTC 2009

Jonas Norlander wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 1:55 AM, 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?
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Brian
>> Here is a copy of my xorg.conf
> <removed>
>> Section "Screen"
>>    Identifier     "Screen0"
>>    Device         "Device0"
>>    Monitor        "AcerX223W"
>>    DefaultDepth    24
>>    Option         "TwinView" "0"
>>    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
> This must be an error. I guess that your monitor is not an CRT
> monitor? So for you it would be DFP-0 instead of CRT-0.
> Also check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for errors.
> / Jonas
Certain of my components would not work well in any of the early kubuntu 
offerings.  I moved to Jaunty and got the results you want, have the 
same monitor even.  In Jaunty they are incredible, however there are 
other things that make Jaunty a necessity for me.  You should probably 
wait for the stable Jaunty that will be out in less than a month.  It is 
way better than anything ever offered before.  If you happen to be 
running a quad and have 8gb of memory, you are then like me, because my 
onboard video is nvidia 8400 gforce and my video card is 9600 nvidia 
gforce.  They work unbelievable.  My nvidia board chip is a 780a, which 
is also benefited by the Jaunty application, but I have been told that 
if you don't have these requirements that the application doesn't 
necessarily work the same with the same results.  Nonetheless if your 
components compare with mine, write off list and I will give you a 
complete report.  I have run Jaunty for about a month now.  On my system 
It is more stable that anything going back to Feisty.

You should know that I am a newbie and don't have sufficient experience 
to give advice, but I do have experience that most users don't with the 
Alpha and Beta versions of Jaunty Jakalope.


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