External Monitor, high resolution only virtual

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Thu Aug 9 12:04:23 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 13:43 +0200, Roman Klinger wrote:
> But trying to use 1600x1200, the screen is scrolling; it is only a 
> virtual resolution then with a real resolution of only 1024x768. Of 
> course I would like to use the real high resolution on that display.
> Section "Screen"
> [...]
>           SubSection "Display"
>                   Depth           1
>                   Modes           "1024x768" "1280x800" "1600x1200"
>           EndSubSection
> [...]

Reorder the modes, so that 1600x1200 is the first and 1024x768 is the

Alternatively, use System->Preferences->Screen Resolution; you should be
able to cycle between the available resolutions, then leave it set to
the resolution you like.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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