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Old 01-23-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Trying to control monitor resolution on boot


I'm having this problem with most every linux distro.

In the Xorg config, I see the correct LCD monitor settings in the config file, however, it chooses 1024x768 by default despite the fact that Xorg correctly detects the native resolution and refresh rate of the LCD. It's very, very frustrating to have these new distro's choose a resultion that is 8 years out of date and absolete.

Puppy Linux on boot actually detected and was able to descipher the native monitor resultion from the video card resolution (2 different things). Unfortunately they had a menue asking the end user to choose.

The question is, HOW did they do that. Where do I find information on how this is done, how they perge into the cfg file and detected the monitors native resolution?

I'm having a lot of trouble finding this kind of info.

Can someone point me in the right direction for video resolution on boot and where I can read about this?
Old 01-23-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Try taking out the 1024x768 resolution value from Xorg.conf.

Remember to create a backup before making any changes!
# cp /etc/X11/Xorg.conf /etc/X11/Xorg.conf.bak


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