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Old 04-06-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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hpw1907 monitor config?


I have an HP w1907 LCD monitor and when i try to use it with ubuntu 9.10 it displays oversized in the screen. I have tried to adjust it using the preferences/display (changing height/width) but cant seem to get it right.
There are no linux drivers for this unit at HP.
How can i get the size/aspect adjusted?
Thanks!
 
Old 04-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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Try the official ubuntu forums.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 06:33 AM   #3
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I have an HP w1907 LCD monitor and when i try to use it with ubuntu 9.10 it displays oversized in the screen. I have tried to adjust it using the preferences/display (changing height/width) but cant seem to get it right.
There are no linux drivers for this unit at HP.
How can i get the size/aspect adjusted?
Thanks!
Custom xorg.conf file. To get the proper resolution, man gtf
 
Old 04-08-2010, 01:11 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ!
First of all, there are no drivers for monitors, only for video cards. Please post the output of (please wrap in [CODE] tags):
Code:
lspci -v
So you (we) can tell what card is installed, and therefore what driver you need to use for that card.

Also, you need to see if the proper driver (kernel module) is loaded. For this, post the results of:
Code:
lsmod
Then to check to see what driver (kernel module) xorg is using currently:
Code:
grep Driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Once these are known, we can help you further.

Last edited by brucehinrichs; 04-08-2010 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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Oboy

Ok I'm not very familiar with the language here.

Mr-biscuit
where are the "official" ubuntu forums?

Rockdoctor
I have no idea what
"Custom xorg.conf file. To get the proper resolution, man gtf"
means or what i should do.

and i think i DO actually know what brucehinrichs means...
i run those commands in the "Terminal" yes?
though i dont know what "please wrap in (code) tags" means.
But i will give it a try and post the results.

Thanks to all for the help!
 
Old 04-16-2010, 01:38 PM   #6
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i run those commands in the "Terminal" yes?
Yes.

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though i dont know what "please wrap in (code) tags" means.
If you use "Post Reply", not "Quick Reply" there is an icon in the toolbar that looks like a hash (#) sign. Click it and paste the output of the commands between the [CODE][CODE] symbols you will see after clicking it.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 07:01 AM   #7
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Ok I'm not very familiar with the language here.
You really are a newbie!

xorg.conf is a (now optional) file that contains configuration information for the X window system (the graphical display system). As brucehinrichs pointed out, there are no drivers for monitors. However, you can specify some configuration info for the monitor; it goes in the xorg.conf file. I have to do this in order for my 20" Soyo monitor to display correctly; without a custom xorg.conf file, instead of the full 1680x1050 native resolution of the monitor, all I typically get is 800x600. Big, ugly, and definitely not acceptable!
 
  


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