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Samsung Syncmaster 920nw Monitor not recognised

Postby jonjon on Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:31 pm

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. It is a 16:9 screen and the pic is somewhere between 16:9 and 4:3. The Samsung userguide tells me when installing the monitor on a Linux operating system, to make an X86config file before executing X-window (on disc supplied). As I am not a tech person, what is an X86config file and how do I create one. In simple language please...

thanks in advance if anyone can help.

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Re: Samsung Syncmaster 920nw Monitor not recognised

Postby DrHu on Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:55 am

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.
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The Samsung userguide tells me when installing the monitor on a Linux operating system, to make an X86config file before executing X-window

More context needed: hardware, video card

so the picture quality is terrible and the wrong size
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
  • 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
  • reboot
    --or sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
  • finished..
http://www.superwarehouse.com/Samsung_1 ... ps/1497667
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)
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Re: Samsung Syncmaster 920nw Monitor not recognised

Postby jonjon on Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:42 pm

Thanks to you both. I have tried to set up the Xserver (there are no video drivers showing) and it does not seem to have made any difference. I am a bit lost doing stuff like this and do not know anyone who uses Linux. May have to get someone to help, or go back to Windows as I just want my PC to work.

Really appreciate your help.

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