9.04 added more graphic memory - how do I reconfigure - SOLVED

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at carl-fh.com
Tue Jun 9 14:13:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, June 9, 2009 15:55, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
>> I have a max resolution of 1024x768 on an ASUS with internal Intel.  I
>> found that the BIOS had only reserved 8MB.  I changed this to 32MB and
>> rebooted.
>> Sadly this didn't give me any higher option.
> You only need 4MB for 32 bit colour depth at this resolution, so now
> wonder that 32MB didn't change this.
>> My question is:  Is there a way to have this added memory recognized by
>> the X-server,
> You shouldn't have to do anything I think.
>> or is there another logic reason why I do not get anything
>> higher?
> The most common cause of low resolution, is a misconfigured monitor.
> Usually it is not detected properly, hence X uses conservative
> settings, which means low resolution ! ;-)
> So edit xorg.conf (create one if you don't have one), and add a section
> like this, to describe your monitor frequency ranges:
> Section "Monitor"
>     Identifier     "Monitor0"
>     VendorName     "Unknown"
>     ModelName      "Samsung SyncMaster"
>     HorizSync       30.0 - 130.0
>     VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
> EndSection
> These frequencies are only valid for my own monitor of course, you must
> look in the user manual of your monitor to find what the values are ni
> your case.

Great.  Your explanation suggested to me that the screen couldn't do any
better, because it was perfectly recognized as a 15" LG display.
Found another LG monitor, but this time 19", restarted and now I 1280x1024
without me doing anything.

                           Carl Friis-Hansen
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