New monitor setup

Robert Fitzpatrick lists at webtent.net
Wed Dec 17 21:54:07 GMT 2008


One of my old monitors failed today. I had twin monitors setup on my
Matrox G550 video card. At this point, I can see everything boot fine,
but all blank when X starts.

Looking at my xorg.conf file, I see Screen_0 and Screen_1, identical
settings at this point. I assume I need to add a new Monitor section and
change Screen_0 to work with my new widescreen ASUS VK222H monitor as it
is set as the left. Below is a link to the manual specs, but I'm not
sure which group of information I should use or how I should set teh
HorizSync and VertRefresh ranges. The manual does not give ranges,
should I use the lowest to highest in whichever group is needed? I am
connecting my monitor to DVI input on the card. My old second monitor is
attached to VGA. Here is my current xorg.conf...

Manual specs...http://columbus.webtent.org/evince-print.pdf

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "AOC LM-700"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       30-70
        VertRefresh     43-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen_0"
        Device          "G550_0"
        Monitor         "AOC LM-700"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen_1"
        Device          "G550_1"
        Monitor         "AOC LM-700"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Screen_0" LeftOf "Screen_1"
   Screen      "Screen_1"
   Option "Xinerama"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

-- 
Robert





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