Changing display resolution
fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sun May 24 10:17:17 UTC 2009
On Sunday 24 May 2009 06:50:31 Jerry Lapham wrote:
> In Kubuntu 9.04/KDE 4.2.2 how do you get the system to recognize you have a
> 1440x900 monitor? When I opened it for the first time in awhile this evening,
> it came up in 800x600. Icons and apps were previously set up for 1440x900 and
> so were rather unusable. Display showed a maximum size of 600x800 and
> wouldn't detect my monitor.
> My production system is still Kubuntu 8.04/KDE 3.5.10 but I'm making progress
> with Mandriva 2009.1/KDE 4.2.2. I'd like to get Kubuntu at least that far
Ah yet another person encounters my favourite bug. Nobody believes this bug exists you know.
Add the line
Option "PreferredMode" "1440x900"
under the "Monitor" section of /etx/X11/xorg.conf and see if that works for you.
Or, if you have a working Mandriva that runs OK on the same hardware, copy xorg.conf from there.
> Jerry Lapham
> Monroe, OH 45050
> rjlapham at gmail.com
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