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Old 09-15-2006, 05:41 AM   #1
BigAL2006
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Screen Resolution question


Does anyone know if Ubuntu supports higher resolution? The highest resolution that I have available is 1024x768 @ 60hz. I've already checked the preferences > Screen resolutions and don't have any higher res available.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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Yes, it will. Problem is probably that the monitor is not correctly recognized.
The following is not from an Ubuntu box, but the principle is the same
Code:
Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize      320   240     # mm
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "DEL"
ModelName    "DELL P790"
HorizSync    31.0 - 92.0
VertRefresh  50.0 - 150.0
Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "nv"
VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName   "NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]"
BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
modes     "1280x960" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection
The monitor section (at the top) contains two lines that define what your monitor can handle. Check you monitor manual and modify the lines.
Futher there are lines in the screen section that tell the system which resolutions can be used. It will default to the first one. If it can't handle it, it will take the next one.

The file involved is the X11 configuration file and can be found in /etc/X11. I'm not sure avbout its name in Ubuntu.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 09-15-2006 at 06:26 AM.
 
  


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