Why does Xorg choose this resolution?

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Tue Oct 14 12:48:48 UTC 2008

Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> Not any more, that's the whole prolem!!
> The *whole* of my xorg.conf file as generate by Ubuntu 8.10
> installation is:-
>     Section "Device"
>             Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
>     EndSection
>     Section "Monitor"
>             Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
>     EndSection
>     Section "Screen"
>             Identifier      "Default Screen"
>             Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
>             Device          "Configured Video Device"
>     EndSection
> Xorg now generates the actual settings 'on the fly' each time it's
> started up.  If it gets the right resolution then that's fine but it's
> a bit of a nuisance (as in my case) if it gets it wrong.

You can still edit xorg.conf, you just don't *have* to if the defaults
work for you.

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