[Wolves] Screen resolution on Ubuntu 9.10

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Tue Dec 15 23:27:04 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 09:53 +0000, DragonMaster wrote:
> Morning all,
>   I wonder if anyone can help here - I have an Advent 4312 which runs 
> beautifully in Ubuntu, but when I plug in my Chuntex 16" monitor 
> (formerly CTX) I can only get 1152x864 resolution.  I have checked the 
> xorg.0.log file and hal is deciding that any higher resolutions are not 
> supported by the monitor (which they are - to at least 1280x1024).  
> xorg.conf doesn't have any reference in it at all to VGA1 which is the 
> external monitor.
>   Searching the web I have noticed that there are a number of issues 
> around the new xorg subsystem and the suggestion is to use xrandr to 
> generate a new mode and use that.  The problem I now have is that I 
> can't find all the requisite settings to create the new mode - clock, 
> refresh etc.
>   Has anyone had any success overriding hal and forcing true resolutions?
> Cheers,
> DM
Yes thanks,

If you use google and type in xorg resolution calculator that should
give you the line you require for xrandr.  I'll double check for the
site tomorrow for you.

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