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Old 10-20-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Help configuring monitor on Debian 3.1

Hello I am new to Debian 3.1 and with installing monitors on Linux in general (Red Hat would do it quite easily). Anyways here are some of the specifications about my system.

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Debian 3.1

HP Pavilion 7920

NEC Multisync LCD 1810 Xtraview

So basically I am able to view the monitor but its only at a resolution of 800 x 600 with minimal color support. Any help would be really helpful. Thank you!
Old 10-21-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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I am having the same problem. I just want 1024x768, which I should be able to do easily.

Debian 3.1 testing, xfree86, not x11, I think.

Video card:
NVidia MX 4000+ 128mb (properly insalled, I'm fairly sure).

Envision 470 19".

I used to get 1024x768 by default, then it fell back to 600x800,

Since our problems are so similar, I though I'd "piggyback" on the same thread, hope you don't mind.
Old 10-21-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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At least now I have it displaying somewhat correctly. According to the documentation on my monitor, it should reach 1280x1024 but I am only reaching a maximum of 800x600. Another problem I am having is once I mess with dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, and I reboot, GNOME completely doesn't start. Any ideas?


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