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Old 06-21-2010, 01:24 AM
chris
 
Default Video/Display resolution issue

Hi,
I have an irritating issue with screen resolution in Ubuntu 10.4

Hardware HP p4workstation 2gig ram
Saphire Radeon X300SE video card.
Monitor Viewsonic Ws 22inch' Widescreen LED (TFT?) Native resolution
1600x1050
A kvmswitch
How ever I have tried plugging the system into the monitor with out the
kvm switch in use. No Difference

Using Unbuntu Lucid.

The issue If I use this monitor, I can not get a resolution higher
than 1200x1080.
The detected monitor is Default Display

If I plug into my old Sony 17", I can get up to 1600x1200. The detected
monitor is Sony

The Xrandr commands are not accepted by the system, if I use a modeline
generated by CVT.

What is really irritating, is that under Ubuntu 8.04,the resolution was
fine at 1600x1050 on the viewsonic monitor.

Any pointers or help would be gratefully received
Regards
Chris T


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Old 06-22-2010, 06:10 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default Video/Display resolution issue

On 21/06/10 11:24, chris wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an irritating issue with screen resolution in Ubuntu 10.4
>
> Hardware HP p4workstation 2gig ram
> Saphire Radeon X300SE video card.
> Monitor Viewsonic Ws 22inch' Widescreen LED (TFT?) Native resolution
> 1600x1050
> A kvmswitch
> How ever I have tried plugging the system into the monitor with out the
> kvm switch in use. No Difference
>
> Using Unbuntu Lucid.
>
> The issue If I use this monitor, I can not get a resolution higher
> than 1200x1080.
> The detected monitor is Default Display
>
> If I plug into my old Sony 17", I can get up to 1600x1200. The detected
> monitor is Sony
>
> The Xrandr commands are not accepted by the system, if I use a modeline
> generated by CVT.
>
> What is really irritating, is that under Ubuntu 8.04,the resolution was
> fine at 1600x1050 on the viewsonic monitor.
>
> Any pointers or help would be gratefully received
> Regards
> Chris T
>


Do you have the latest and greatest Radeon driver installed, or using
the default driver installed when you installed Lucid?

I have similar hassle with my 1920x1080 Viewsonic if I don't install the
latest nVidia driver for my video card; install the 'proppa' driver and
then I'm at the native resolution.

BC


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Old 06-23-2010, 07:58 AM
chris
 
Default Video/Display resolution issue

On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 16:10 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 21/06/10 11:24, chris wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have an irritating issue with screen resolution in Ubuntu 10.4
> >
<snip>
> I have similar hassle with my 1920x1080 Viewsonic if I don't install the
> latest nVidia driver for my video card; install the 'proppa' driver and
> then I'm at the native resolution.
>
> BC
>
>
> --
> Paranoia is simply an optimistic outlook on life.
Indeed, the question is am I paranoid enough!

Thanks Basil,
I am planning on installing the fglrx driver tonight, which takes all
night by modem.
However as an update, I put in a new hard drive, as the old one was
getting very noisy and running hot.
The took the kvm switch out of the loop and did a complete fresh
install.
Bingo everything fine, except the screen is not quite as sharp as I
would like with word processors etc.

However this now leaves me with the issue that when I hook it back up
with the kvm switch I am back to the 800x600 res,

Any ideas on how I can set this beast to this res so that even if I am
running it through the switch, I keep the native mode resolution?
Cheers the kiwi





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Old 06-23-2010, 11:15 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default Video/Display resolution issue

On 23/06/10 17:58, chris wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 16:10 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>
>> On 21/06/10 11:24, chris wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I have an irritating issue with screen resolution in Ubuntu 10.4
>>>
>>>
> <snip>
>
>> I have similar hassle with my 1920x1080 Viewsonic if I don't install the
>> latest nVidia driver for my video card; install the 'proppa' driver and
>> then I'm at the native resolution.
>>
>> BC
>>
>>
>> --
>> Paranoia is simply an optimistic outlook on life.
>>
> Indeed, the question is am I paranoid enough!
>
> Thanks Basil,
> I am planning on installing the fglrx driver tonight, which takes all
> night by modem.
> However as an update, I put in a new hard drive, as the old one was
> getting very noisy and running hot.
> The took the kvm switch out of the loop and did a complete fresh
> install.
> Bingo everything fine, except the screen is not quite as sharp as I
> would like with word processors etc.
>

This is another issue to your original.

The clarity of the text is determined not only by the 'proppa'
driver/resolution of your monitor but also if you have anti-aliasing
activated in your setup, not to mention the font which you are using.
There are fonts which are specifically designed to be used on monitors
and those for use in printing (hard copy). I use the DeJaVu fonts as
well as Verdana; but after setting the anti-aliasing it would pay you to
try out the variety of available fonts to see which one(s) suit your
preferences.

BC

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:36 PM
chris
 
Default Video/Display resolution issue

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 21:15 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 23/06/10 17:58, chris wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 16:10 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >
> >> On 21/06/10 11:24, chris wrote:
> >>
<snip>
> This is another issue to your original.
>
> The clarity of the text is determined not only by the 'proppa'
> driver/resolution of your monitor but also if you have anti-aliasing
> activated in your setup, not to mention the font which you are using.
> There are fonts which are specifically designed to be used on monitors
> and those for use in printing (hard copy). I use the DeJaVu fonts as
> well as Verdana; but after setting the anti-aliasing it would pay you to
> try out the variety of available fonts to see which one(s) suit your
> preferences.
>
> BC
>
> --
> Paranoia is simply an optimistic outlook on life.
>
>
>

Not sure how you do that with Ubuntu.
Will do some googling and get back to you If I can't figure it out.
As an update, installed the corect resolution into a truncated
xorg.conf, and all well on that front, even using the kvm switch.
Many thanks for assistance so far.
regards the kiwi


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