[TriLUG] Ubuntu X11 Configuration
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Thu Jun 10 13:14:58 EDT 2010
I know and feel your pain. I too had such an issue.
X11 identifies and configures the monitor type on the fly using the EDID
from the monitor. Some times it is because the monitor is too old. It
could also be the cable/kvm issue.
Here is a page that I found very helpfull in solving my problems.
In my case I found that the monitor I was using did not have an EDID. I
ended up getting an LCD monitor.
Brian McCullough wrote:
> Obviously I am out of date with the new ways of handling X.
> I have been having this problem for quite a while, ever since I installed Debian 5, and still, now that I have switched to Ubuntu 10.04.
> I have a 19 inch CRT monitor that should be able to do ( has in the past done ) at least 1280 x 1024. However, in Debian and Ubuntu, it offers at most 1024x768, showing "Unknown Monitor." I have looked in all of the places where I used to edit X11 configuration files, and nothing. I know that "the computer knows best," but I would really like to make better use of my machine.
> Can anybody offer me guidance, please?
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