Multiple resolutions don't work after edgy install
cp at ccil.org
Mon Feb 19 10:09:20 UTC 2007
I think this Cntrl-Alt-+/- problem applies to all edgy users. And
someone should file a bug report and point to the patch at
It sounds like the bug is all distros using unpatched xorg 7.1. Try
the Cntrl-Alt-+ and then try the work around xvidtune -prev or
Mark from TWUUG gave me the clue that led me to the bug in 7.1. I
searched for DontZoom and ubuntu...
The bug was caused by a certain someone screwing things up when they
"changed case-insensitive string comparisons to case-sensitive ones".
I am now attempting to rebuild the package, although the patch didn't
completely apply correctly - hopefully it will work...
On 2/17/07, NoOp <glgxg at mfire.com> wrote:
> On 02/16/2007 07:08 AM who is this? ը, Chuck Peters wrote:
> > This issue is important for Kathy since she has really bad eyesight
> > and has gotten used to extra desktop space.
> > I just installed edgy for my friend Kathy and now her multiple
> > resolutions don't work. ie. Cntrl-Alt-+/- doesn't do anything. The
> > X.org log shows it other validated modes:
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): "1280x1024"
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): "1024x768"
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): "800x600"
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): "640x480"
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1280 x 1024
> > I tried using the same xorg.conf that worked for her breezy setup as
> > well as the new one done by dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. How do I
> > fix this one?
> > Thanks,
> > Chuck
> This may sound a little basic, but can you change resolutions from the
> GUI (System|Preferences|Screen Resolution)? I ask because Ctl_Alt_+/-
> probably won't work if you can't change resolutions from there.
> If you _cannot_ change from the GUI; you might want to get the H/V sync
> for your particular monitor and manually put it in the xorg.conf file.
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "CM641"
> Option "DPMS"
> HorizSync 31-95 <== manually inserted by me
> VertRefresh 50-130 <== manually inserted by me
> If you don't know what the proper settings are, try Google'ing for your
> particular monitor (linux +monitorname). You'd be looking for a list
> something like this:
> If you can change in the GUI already then I don't know what else to
> suggest. Ctl_Alt_+/- works just fine on all my Dapper systems.
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