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Old 08-04-2003, 05:54 PM   #1
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NEC LCD Monitor Configuration Issue


I just bought a new NEC 1920NX 19" LCD monitor. While everything seemed to work initially, I cannot get X to run in the monitor's native 1280x1024 resolution. The biggest I can get is 1152x864. the 1920NX is newer than the version of Red Hat 9 that I'm running, so it isn't included in the list of preconfigured monitors, but I can't find a generic 19" LCD setting that supports 1280x1024. When I select the generic 1280x1024 monitor at 60 Hz, it won't allow a higher resolution than 1152x864. I'm running KDE 3.1-11 on the 2.4.20-13.9 kernel. Is there a solution to this problem short of reinstalling Red Hat and hoping that it has this new monitor preinstalled?
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Old 08-04-2003, 06:14 PM   #2
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Open the XF86Config file with an editor, and look at these lines:
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
#My default depth, put your resolution at the beginning of this line of resolutions. Modes "1024x768/60Hz" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Virtual 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Put 1280x1024/60hz (or whatever refresh rate that's ideal) at the beginning of the section for your default depth.
Restart X to apply the changes. Don't forget to backup your old XF86Config to recover faster in case something goes wrong.

Last edited by aaa; 08-05-2003 at 10:11 AM.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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Thanks, but no help there

I tried editing the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, adding the "1280x1024/60hz" line at the front of the Modes list, but it did nothing. When X starts up, I'm still in 1152x864, according to the Red Hat display tool.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:14 AM   #4
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Did you put it in the section for your default depth?
This section tells which depth is default.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "video0"
Monitor "monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
 
  


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