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Old 02-15-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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screen resolution and monitor section


Hi, Slackers

First, I would like to apologize for all the junk before the question.

One of the first things I always do after a new install of Slackware is create a new "xorg.conf" file in order to upgrade the video driver.
Usually done with "X -configure"

The monitor & screen section must be fixed in regards to VertRefresh and HorizSync rates, DefaultDepth, and Modes. Most of the time time I don't have the correct values and sometimes I am unable to find the correct documentation for the monitor so I'm stuck just playing "trial and error".

In my quest to do a better job of understanding xfree86 I was poking around and found a little tool called "xwininfo" which confirmed what I though that my xorg.conf file was set to 1024x768 but the actual resolution in X was "1280x1024" even though that value was not set at all in my "Screen Section". So after a few blunders fooling with the rates in the "Monitor" section everything is working good.

Is there any "tool" that could be used to determine the rates on the monitor that would make this process easy ?

Thanks for any help, notes, or great links on how you go about this process.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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It depends, what video card do you have ? Is this a laptop or desktop ?
 
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Mainly, you can find this stuff out if you just read X's log file.

Furthermore, with modern equipment you don't need to specify refresh rates, or much of anything along those lines. X can detect these things just fine.

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Old 02-16-2008, 09:12 AM   #4
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It depends, what video card do you have ? Is this a laptop or desktop ?
I'm talking mostly about "intel" on board graphics in a desktop with LCD monitors. The nvidia cards are easy because I use their drivers.

Thanks
 
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For desktops it usually detects the monitor properly, have you tried 'xorgsetup' and/or 'xorgcfg' ?
 
  


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