I've been using ubuntu for some time, but when i decided to "revive" an older pc (not that old, quad core, 8gb ram), i couldn't make the video work.
My monitor a LG17",1440x900 resolution.
On ubuntu, my highest resolution was 1024x768, so i had to force it with xrandr, but i didn't manage to generate a xorg.conf file to make changes persistent. Decided to try another distro.
Im running Mint 14, 64 bits.
On Mint, i could set my resolution correctly and save it to a recently generated xorg.conf.
But, at the right edge of the screen, there is a huge black stripe (about 1 inch wide).
The steps i did to set my resolution can be found here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/877
Some people on google could fix this setting underscan off, but i couldn't.
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elvenrix@daniel-mint ~ $ xrandr --output VGA-0 --set underscan off
X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
Major opcode of failed request: 140 (RANDR)
Minor opcode of failed request: 11 (RRQueryOutputProperty)
Serial number of failed request: 29
Current serial number in output stream: 29
Anyone had a similar situation, or any idea on how to fix this?