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Old 09-30-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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What should I add into my xorg.conf file to add a resolution?

I am running linux ubuntu on a dell Dimension E521 and I am using the monitor that came with it. The monitor is set to run with these specs:

Horizontal Scan Range: 30-76 kHz
Vertical Scan Range: 56 to 76 kHz
Resolution: 1280x1024 at 60 Hz

I know I have to input this information into the xorg.conf file, but where am I supposed to add it in? If anyone has a method using the program xserverxorg that would work too. If any additional information is needed on my monitor here is the dell information page:

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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just give us the operating distro and some one can point you the right direction. this is the section you need to edit this is mine.
Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Gateway"
HorizSync 31.5 - 64.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

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Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "MEA"
    ModelName 	   "1280x1024 @ 50 Hz"#"DV177/SB"
    HorizSync      31.5 - 64.3
    VertRefresh    50.0 - 70.0
    Option         "DPMS"
something like that.

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