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johnnie

Screen Resolution

Post by johnnie » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:16 pm

My native screen resolution is 1440x900

xorg.conf has entries for this resolution but system/preferences/screen resolution does not.

How do I force Mint Bea to start in this resolution, and to use it as the default?

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hairy_Palms
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Post by hairy_Palms » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:55 pm

to get my 1440x900 resolution to work i had to use read-edid
http://john.fremlin.de/programs/linux/r ... 4.1.tar.gz

1. Download read-edid.tar.gz the source tarball for x86 linux/DOS.
2. Untar.

% tar zxf read-edid-1.4.1.tar.gz


3. Compile.

% cd read-edid-1.4.1/
% make


4. Try to read the EDID from the hardware under linux. You must be the superuser (root) because this stage interfaces directly with the hardware, a somewhat risky business.

root# make read-edid


5. If everything ran smoothly, a Xorg Config monitor description should have been printed . You should replace your monitor section in xorg.conf with it and add your resolution to the display section.

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Post by rlozano » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:47 am

did i miss something? what's your video card?

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