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Ray Leventhal 06-22-2010 12:04 PM

Video Display/Resolution Issue part 2 :)
 
I have a similar issue to chris'. So as to not be of thread hijacking,
I've started a new one :)

Since we're on video / Lucid / K V M Switch stuff:

My system is connected to a digital keyboard/video/mouse switch as I run
2 systems on dissimilar networks. If I'm on the 'other' box when I boot
my Lucid box, I get 640x480. Simple workaround is log out and log back
in, all good. No resolution issues when I'm looking at Lucid when it boots.

I know that Lucid is doing runtime video config as opposed to using a
static config file (old-school) and I assume that my resolution would be
just fine if I had one (static config).

So question 1 becomes: is that true? If I have a static X11 config file
would that fix my problem.

If so, question 2 is: How would I go about finding out the runtime
settings that I like so as to create one?


Thanks in advance,
-Ray

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Yorvyk 06-22-2010 03:25 PM

Video Display/Resolution Issue part 2 :)
 
On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 08:04:01 -0400
Ray Leventhal <ubuntu@swhi.net> wrote:

> I have a similar issue to chris'. So as to not be of thread hijacking,
> I've started a new one :)
>
> Since we're on video / Lucid / K V M Switch stuff:
>
> My system is connected to a digital keyboard/video/mouse switch as I run
> 2 systems on dissimilar networks. If I'm on the 'other' box when I boot
> my Lucid box, I get 640x480. Simple workaround is log out and log back
> in, all good. No resolution issues when I'm looking at Lucid when it boots.
>
> I know that Lucid is doing runtime video config as opposed to using a
> static config file (old-school) and I assume that my resolution would be
> just fine if I had one (static config).
>
> So question 1 becomes: is that true? If I have a static X11 config file
> would that fix my problem.
>
> If so, question 2 is: How would I go about finding out the runtime
> settings that I like so as to create one?
>
I have the same problem with a KVM. If you go into 'rescue mode' and drop to root, you can then run 'Xorg -configure'. This will generate a new xorg.conf file in /root, which you can copy to /etc. I have found it may need a little bit of twiddling occasionally but, generally it works OK.


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chris 06-22-2010 08:46 PM

Video Display/Resolution Issue part 2 :)
 
On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 08:04 -0400, Ray Leventhal wrote:
> I have a similar issue to chris'. So as to not be of thread hijacking,
> I've started a new one :)
>
> Since we're on video / Lucid / K V M Switch stuff:
>
> My system is connected to a digital keyboard/video/mouse switch as I run
> 2 systems on dissimilar networks. If I'm on the 'other' box when I boot
> my Lucid box, I get 640x480. Simple workaround is log out and log back
> in, all good. No resolution issues when I'm looking at Lucid when it boots.
>
> I know that Lucid is doing runtime video config as opposed to using a
> static config file (old-school) and I assume that my resolution would be
> just fine if I had one (static config).
>
> So question 1 becomes: is that true? If I have a static X11 config file
> would that fix my problem.
>
> If so, question 2 is: How would I go about finding out the runtime
> settings that I like so as to create one?
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
> -Ray
>

Hi Ray,
Yes but it is an irritation, as I have not been able to get the
resolution above 1200 something.
However, as an update.
I reinstalled 10.4 (alternative) after removing the kvm switch from the
system
10.4 picked up the edid information from the monitor etc and
automagically set the default reolution etc.
>From another list , the local NZ Clug list I was sent a generic
xorg.conf file to put the preffered mode into

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DVI-0" # or whatever yours is
Option "PreferredMode" "1680x1050"
EndSection

I intend to try this today, and will post back to let you know how it
goes.
Interestingly enough, XP picks up the correct information through the
kvm switch, and so did my previous versions of Ubuntu.

regards Chris the kiwi


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