Changing monitor resolution on 12.04

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Wed Dec 12 19:54:40 UTC 2012

On 2012-12-12 12:31 (GMT-0600) James composed:

>   Any modern operating system aught to be able to accomplish what Windows 95
> could do nearly 20 years ago, but I guess this is the new and improved Linux.)

W95 did it using device drivers specific to the video chips.

Xorg (& thus *buntu) has graduated to automagic configuration with generic 
drivers, except the magic isn't always so magical. Nevertheless, in most 
cases where the magic fails, reverting to use of /etc/X11/xorg.con* can get 
you where you want to be, more often than not without proprietary driver 
installation required. Most of the nots are people with NVidia, since that 
company is demonstrably anti-FOSS, unlike AMD & Intel.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***

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