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Old 09-15-2006, 04:41 AM   #1
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Screen Resolution question

Does anyone know if Ubuntu supports higher resolution? The highest resolution that I have available is 1024x768 @ 60hz. I've already checked the preferences > Screen resolutions and don't have any higher res available.
Old 09-15-2006, 05:23 AM   #2
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Yes, it will. Problem is probably that the monitor is not correctly recognized.
The following is not from an Ubuntu box, but the principle is the same
Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize      320   240     # mm
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "DEL"
ModelName    "DELL P790"
HorizSync    31.0 - 92.0
VertRefresh  50.0 - 150.0
Option      "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "nv"
VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName   "NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]"
BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     1
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     4
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     8
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     15
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
modes     "1280x960" "1024x768"
The monitor section (at the top) contains two lines that define what your monitor can handle. Check you monitor manual and modify the lines.
Futher there are lines in the screen section that tell the system which resolutions can be used. It will default to the first one. If it can't handle it, it will take the next one.

The file involved is the X11 configuration file and can be found in /etc/X11. I'm not sure avbout its name in Ubuntu.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 09-15-2006 at 05:26 AM.


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