More context needed: hardware, video cardso the picture quality is terrible and the wrong size
jonjon wrote:Hi, I recently installed Linux Mint 7 on PC (After catastrophic Windows XP virus). All is good except it does not recognise my monitor, so the picture quality is terrible and the wrong size.
The Samsung userguide tells me when installing the monitor on a Linux operating system, to make an X86config file before executing X-window
You can boot mint in a safer mode for your screen and then try and fixup the monitor settings
F4 I think is VGA mode
--at boot, but the menus indicate to you, safe mode etcetera.
You might not even need that Xwindow file, if Linux can setup the monitor itself
mint menu>system>control center>hardware>Hardware drivers
--any recommended video driver showing up ?Linux might be able to setup your Xserver
--your desktop; but you should check it it works first before messing with the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
use this sequence if you want to create, setup an xserver file http://www.superwarehouse.com/Samsung_1 ... ps/1497667
- alt F1
--to drop to the terminal
- sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
- sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
--to setup the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
--or sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
Which video card are you using; it has an effect on the settings available to you to drive that analogue video monitor.
--for example nvidia has the utility nvidia-settings available to setup the xorg.conf file
For any changes/edits to system directories (folders) such as /etc/X11/xorg.conf, you have to prefix the command with sudo (in the terminal) or gksu (on the desktop)