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Old 06-29-2009, 11:33 AM   #1
tyndallc
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Resolution Problem in Debian 5.01


The problem that I have is the following:

I installed Debian fine, I can get to the desktop, but the screen is stretched. About an inch is off the left & bottom of the screen. When I look in the Display Settings in Debian it shows the currect resolution of 1440x900. But when I use the info button on the monitor, it only shows 1280x800. I have no idea how to properly edit the xorg.conf file to correct this problem.

My system specs are:

AMD Athlon 7750 Black Edition
GA-MA78GM-US2H (rev. 1.0)
Using onboard video: ATI Radeon HD3200
4 GB Ram
Acer x193w 19" LCD Widescreen monitor

I have ran the following command as root:
xdpyinfo | grep reso

And got the following response: 89x89 dots per inch.

What do I need to do in order to get the proper resolution out of my monitor. Any help and steps would be appreciated.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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Edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root and find this section "Screen" (the below is from my own config - yours might be slightly different):
Quote:
...
...
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 7400"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1200x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection
The modes line is where you edit the display resolution.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 12:02 PM   #3
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I will try that out and see what happens. Do I need to reboot after editing the xorg.conf file? Would this fix the problem with Debian and my monitor showing 2 different resolutions? Also, do I need to add anything in the xorg file to specify the HorizSync or the VertRefresh rates on the monitor?
 
Old 06-29-2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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I will try that out and see what happens. Do I need to reboot after editing the xorg.conf file? Would this fix the problem with Debian and my monitor showing 2 different resolutions? Also, do I need to add anything in the xorg file to specify the HorizSync or the VertRefresh rates on the monitor?
No reboot necessary. Just kill the X server by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.

If you're running GDM or KDM (the login manager) it should start up again automatically.

If not, you'll be back in text mode command line. Issuing startx (as a normal user) should do the trick
 
Old 06-29-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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harishankar,

Thank you SO much!!! I used the screen section of what you had in your xorg.conf file. Just changed the device to my Radeon HD3200 and then changed so that the device was the same thing. Restart x with the ctrl+alt+backspace and it worked perfectly!

Thanks alot for the help! I so appreciate it!

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:23 PM   #6
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No problem. Glad to be of use
 
  


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