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Old 12-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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my best screen resolution is unavailable


I think I did something wrong during the X configuration that I went through before starting a newly installed copy of VectorLinux, because I'm having a screen resolution problem. All I can get is 1024x768 and below, but my optimal resolution is 1680x1050. That's an X issue, isn't it? Where do I change it? I couldn't find what I needed in vasm.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Please show us your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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screen resolution bad

A recent linux distro install resulted in the same 1024x768, even with a detailed xorg.conf.
I panicked when booting into existing multiboot linux installations also gave me 1024.

Seems recent xorg insists upon reading the EDID from the monitor, even with a spelled out xorg.conf.
In my case, I was using a KVM switch to multiplex between computers, and it had somehow latched up.
Powering off EVERYTHING, especially the KVM switch, and powering up again cleared the latch up.

Inspect the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log, read it in detail, to discover your problem.
Try booting a live CD, if you don't multi-boot, to determine if it is hardware or your new install.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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I'm trying to post that file, but it's over 68,000 characters and I'm not allowed to post it all. Shall I break it up into multiple posts?
 
Old 12-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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Use a service like http://pastebin.com/ and then give us the link back to it.

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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OK... http://pastebin.com/6JRP8q9A
 
Old 12-28-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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Yeah, you are using the vesa xorg driver. Try creating a new xorg.conf file by running 'Xorg -configure' from a console, and then see if X works any better.

EDIT: Alternatively, you could use the proprietary driver from nvidia.

Adam

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