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Old 10-09-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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Can't get the resolution I want.

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "hp L1925"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x1024"
I have this but in the options I only get to choose between

1024x768 800x600 640x480

How come?

Im on Debian 3.1 using XFree86
Old 10-09-2005, 04:11 AM   #2
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Do you have your video card drivers installed correctly?
I have limited use of Debian, but I know (from experience) that missing video drivers will result in a nasty-looking displays
Old 10-09-2005, 05:14 AM   #3
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I have the same problem with an Nvidia graphics card if I use the digital cable to connect the monitor. If I use the analog cable I get the right resolution (1280x1024) but if I use the digital cable it won't go beyond 1024x768. I've Googled on the issue and (for me) it seems to be an bug in the X window nv driver. Apparently the Nvidia drivers work properly (I don't know as I've not tried them).
Old 10-09-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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I suggest you try the official Nvidia drivers. They are about 100 billion times better and if they fix your problem then great! If they don't, then you could look at the NoEDID option (for the nvidia driver, not nv) in the xorg.conf file. It'll tell the video card to ignore what the monitor says and go nuts on resolution. It might fry your monitor if you leave it set at something too high but it'll give you the freedom to choose at any rate.


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