Screen Resolution

Don Henson wepin-list at wepin.com
Mon Aug 27 17:30:52 UTC 2007


NoOp wrote:
> On 08/21/2007 07:10 PM, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
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>> NoOp wrote:
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>>> Sometimes simply putting in the monitor type and/or putting in the
>>> HorizSync and VertRefresh rates will help. Google for:
>>>
>>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=xorg+%2Bvs19e&btnG=Search
>>>
>>> You should also be able to get those rates from the user manual. A sample:
>>>
>>> Section "Monitor"
>>>         Identifier   "Monitor0"
>>>         VendorName   "DEL"
>>>         ModelName    "Dell 1905FP (Analog)"
>>>         DisplaySize  380        310
>>>         HorizSync    30.0 - 81.0
>>>         VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
>>>         Option      "dpms"
>>> EndSection
>>>
>>> And from one of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf filesn for a Hitachi SuperScan
>>> Elite 641 monitor:
>>>
>>> Section "Monitor"
>>> 	Identifier	"CM641"
>>> 	HorizSync    31.0 - 75.0
>>> 	VertRefresh  50.0 - 130.0
>>> 	Option		"DPMS"
>>> EndSection
>>     I hadn't been following this all the way through, but the way
>> monitors have been made for so long (standardizing) unless it's
>> something odd (like my old Sun 19" monitor that has no EDID and RGB
>> jacks on the back) the process of "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" can be
>> used to find a set of resolutions that are pleasing. It's amazing how
>> interactive it can be during the process...
>>
> 
> Nah, I've always found that: 1) I end up screwing up the xorg file by
> using dpkg-reconfigure, and 2) if I simply put in the proper monitor H/V
> rates it always works. Additionaly, I then know exactly what was changed
> in the xorg file if it doesn't work.
> 
In case anyone is still interested, I've decided that I need a new
graphics card. Thanks to everyone for helping me reach that conclusion.

Don Henson






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