Monitor Resolution

Brian Blater brb.lists at
Thu Apr 2 16:53:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at> wrote:
> Nvidia is naming the first monitor to CRT-0, second to CRT-1 if it is
> a CRT and so on and the first Digital flat panel to DFP-0, second to
> DFP-1. It's a way so you can reference one monitor in the settings and
> in your case with "Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"" it says
> that CRT-0 is the main/default/first monitor. I have two monitors and
> this in the Screen section "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0, CRT-1".
> Is your monitor connected to your graphics card with an "DVI
> converter"? Perhaps thats why nvidia-settings added CRT-0 and it could
> be related to why you don't get full resolution.
> What resolution do you see in nvidia-settings and can you change to
> them? No need to run it as root. Run it as a user and look at what it
> change and add them by hand to your xorg.conf, safer that way and you
> learn more but thats just my opinion.
> / Jonas

I may know what is causing the problem with this now. Didn't think
about it earlier, but I have the monitor connected to a KVM and that
might be what is causing the problem. I'll need to look into that to
see if that is actually the problem.


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