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harry88 03-02-2010 01:33 AM

Native monitor resolution gone - where is the wrong info stored?
 
On my Acer laptop wit ATI Xpress 1100 I have a native resolution of 1280 x 800, and Linux Mint 8 (of the Ubuntu family) offers that resolution without a problem.

However, a few days ago I connected my laptop to my TV, and since then the correct resolution setting has been LOST. :confused:
It doesn't appear anymore in the Display settings and so I had to choose a lesser resolution - I am now looking at a less sharp screen!
Probably some kind of configuration file is corrupted, but which one, does anyone know? How can I delete it? I hope that I don't need to reinstall...

adiehl 03-02-2010 04:16 AM

Display Settings
 
The display settings are stored in: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You should try removing it (but please make a backup), then in most cases the screen resolution will be detected automatically.

harry88 03-02-2010 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adiehl (Post 3882202)
The display settings are stored in: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You should try removing it (but please make a backup), then in most cases the screen resolution will be detected automatically.

YESS. :hattip:
That worked!

Actually, the display settings must be stored somewhere else for no new xorg.conf file was made. But evidently that file took priority over the (hidden) correct settings.

Thanks a lot!


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