monitor resolution not changing

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Mar 7 19:30:41 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 05:25:48PM +1100, David wrote:

> I'm running Warty and attempting to add extra resolutions. I've used 
> dpkg-reconfigure and restarted X (alt-ctl-backspace), but the new 
> resolutions (1200x800 and 1152x864) don't happen. They aren't available in 
> the SysConfig menu either, although they ARE in the Monitor section of 
> XF86config-4 thus:
> Modes           "1200x800" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
> What have I missed?

You'll probably find in /var/log/XFree86.0.log that these modes are beyond
the capabilities of your display (either as detected, or as configured).

 - mdz

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