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Old 08-22-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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New monitor problems, Fedora Cora 3, Samsung 913N monitor


I just purchased a new samsung 913N monitor and it works perfectly well on my windows install, however, when I switch over to linux (Fedora Core3) my monitor goes black with a box appearing saying my optimal monitor settings.

ok so I realise that the settings on my linux install must be outside the capabilities of my new monitor, but I can't see anything to change the settings!!!!

Any help appreciated
Old 08-23-2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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Have you tried "Ctrl+Alt+Backspace" to kill xserver and edit the xserver file manually. Or use a live boot cd to boot and edit xserver file.
Old 08-23-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Well... by default, you can switch you X server's screen resolution on the fly by pressing 'Ctrl+Alt+_numpad_"-"' and 'Ctrl+Alt+_numpad_"+"'
Additionaly, in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf there is a "Monitor" section, that looks like this:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Samsung"
    ModelName "753s"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-160
You will need to edit HorizSync and VertRefresh values to correct ones suitable to your monitor.


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