[Novalug] screen resolution for an LCD screen
pereira at speakeasy.net
Sat Mar 14 14:47:04 EDT 2009
I have an LCD screen that I can switch to two different computers
running Ubuntu (and a Windows computer, don't ask). The older
computer, which got Ubuntu installed fairly recently, seems to
know that the screen can handle a resolution of 1680 by 1050.
The newer computer (which I got indirectly through this mailing
list) is somehow restricted to a resolution of 1280 by 1024:
this is the highest resolution offered in the
gui (System > Preferences > Screen Resolution).
Googling for this topic I get to pages that tell you how to
edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I get the necessary information
for the 'modeline' from 'gtf 1680 1050 60 -v', I remove all
other modelines so that there is only one the system can read.
But, I don't get the resolution I expect (and want).
I suspect that there's another file somewhere that is read,
while xorg.conf is being ignored.
If so, which file should be edited to get the desired resolution?
Any other suggestions?
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