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Old 03-03-2002, 04:55 AM   #1
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monitor settings


I just got a monitor that can handle higher resolutions than my old one. How do I tell linux this. I set it up for my old one so it only gives me resolutions up to the highest ones my old monitor could handle.
 
Old 03-03-2002, 05:28 AM   #2
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Well you can either run xf86config and when it prompts you for monitor settings just tell it what you want

or

goto /etc/X11/XF86Config edit the file manually at the Monitor section. Just be carefull not to set the frequency ranges past what your monitor can handle. Your Distro may also have an easy gui utility to do this.

One more thing as advice before either editing or running xf86config rename XF86Config to XF86Configbk just in case
 
  


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