Changing monitor resolution on 12.04

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Dec 13 18:46:51 UTC 2012

On 13 December 2012 18:42, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
> On 2012-12-13 17:59 (GMT) Liam Proven composed:
>> This may help but I doubt it:
> Xrandr 1.2 or KMS made that example partially obsolete for use with newer
> FOSS drivers and Xorg versions run by KMS kernels. Panning replaced virtual,
> and PreferredMode replaced explicitly listed modes. Superseding syntax can
> be found in these example xorg.conf files:
> See also:

Ah. That might explain why my laptop stopped being able to drive an
external screen as of 12.04 or so. >_<

The #1 thing that really annoys me about Linux is frequent "updates"
or "upgrades" that remove critical functionality that some idiot of a
dev thought nobody needed any more. It's been happening for a good
decade or more and it's not getting any better. As is exemplified by
Ubuntu refusing the upstream Nautilus in Quantal.

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