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Old 11-16-2008, 06:07 AM
Knute Johnson
 
Default Can't get laptop into more than 800x600?

Owen Townend wrote:
> 2008/11/15 Knute Johnson <knute2008@www.knutejohnson.com>:
>> I installed Ubuntu on my older laptop but the only options for screen
>> resolution are 800x600 and 640x480. I ran 1024x768 with XP and Fedora.
>> Any ideas how to get there?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> --
>>
>> Knute Johnson
>> knute2008@www.knutejohnson.com
>
> Hey,
>
> I have had this same problem with my laptop. Reading through
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log you'll probably find that the 1024x768 LCD is
> found but that the hsync and vsync are not correctly detected.
> Try looking for specs for your particular laptop and adding them to
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf, or you can try adding the same as mine:
>
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Configured Monitor"
> Horizsync 31.5-48.0
> Vertrefresh 56.0-65.0
> EndSection
>
> cheers,
> Owen.
>

Owen:

That worked like a charm with the addition of

SubSection "Display"
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection

Thanks very much,

--

Knute Johnson
knute2008@www.knutejohnson.com


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