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ne - 22.11.2010, 22:56
Post subject: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
I have an old (sidux Gaia) install, fully dist-upgraded. I just hooked up a new monitor and would like to take full advantage of its higher resolution. What is the best way to reconfigure the xserver? I've been using the "nv" driver. Should I run
      Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

or is that overkill?

Neal
muchan - 22.11.2010, 23:25
Post subject: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
xrandr?
http://manual.aptosid.com/en/hw-dev-mon-en.htm#mon-res
devil - 23.11.2010, 00:09
Post subject: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
nv driver might fail, its pretty much dead these days.

greetz
devil
muchan - 23.11.2010, 01:00
Post subject: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
it's still alive on my amd64 aptosid... at least Cool
ne - 23.11.2010, 03:47
Post subject: Re: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
      muchan wrote:
xrandr?
http://manual.aptosid.com/en/hw-dev-mon-en.htm#mon-res


Xrandr doesn't help. The best it gives me is 1024x768, what I used with the old monitor. Running an old sidux liveCD, I can confirm that my video card can run the new monitor at 1920x1080 (and a lovely sight it is).

Some time ago, there was discussion about removing most of the entries in xorg.conf. I'm afraid I never edited mine. Could that be the problem?


Thanks,

Neal
devil - 23.11.2010, 08:35
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
you can test by renaming xorg.conf to xorg.conf.old.

greetz
devil
seasons - 23.11.2010, 10:11
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new monitor?
Everything should be auto-detected. If it's not, you should post /var/log/Xorg.0.log
ikeinthai - 23.11.2010, 14:29
Post subject: kde systemsettings gui
the kde systemsettings/display gui is now quite functional (at least with my radeon graphics card). it allows me to choose the size of the displays (including a 1920x1080 32") and whether they are cloned, rotated, or part of the same desktop and above/below or right/left.

all just with a few clicks of the mouse. quite amazing.

ike.
ne - 23.11.2010, 16:10
Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: How best to configure xserver for a new moni
      devil wrote:
you can test by renaming xorg.conf to xorg.conf.old.


That fixed it. Thanks to all for your help. Gaia lives!

Neal
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