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# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"
# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.
# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)
I had a similar problem with my screen resolution, my problem was down to the wrong HorizSync and Vert Refresh settings in the monitor section of the xf86config file, just check that section to make sure its right for you monitor.
You could also try running the Generic "nv" driver, but back up your xf86config first before you try this,
I have tried with the generic drivers b4 i installed the nvidia ones. I think it could well be to do with the vert and horiz sync rates, as i know these effect ur max res, but i wouldn't be able to begin to guess the correct ones for my monitor.
I am using a Dell 19" monitor, but that is really about all I know