BLUENAVIGATOR: I'm calling you out!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jayce, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Jayce

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    Actually this is for any Linux guy here. I've got a problem.

    I got a new monitor. ViewSonic 22" widescreen LCD VX2235vm.

    Native Resolution: 1680x1050.

    In Windows, I can achieve that resolution. In Linux, I'm limited to 1024x768. Anything higher just isn't in the list.

    How can I make it available to choose in the list of resolution choices? Do I have to upgrade my video card driver somehow or some shit?

    Also, the disc that came with the monitor that contains the driver... yeah, typical driver CD, only for MAC and Windows machines. :yell
     
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    Run system-config-display and select "Generic LCD panel 1680x1050" then edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf Modes line to Modes "1680x1050" Then log out and back in.
     
  3. Jayce

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    Man. What the hell. I'm reading your post and I'm like DAMNIT, I ALREADY DID THAT. So I restart, go back to my resolution settings, BAM, everything I want is there.

    1680x1050 is fucking sexy.

    RYAN I LOVE YOU.





















    No, really. I do.
     
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    Oh, do I have to set up refresh rates and horizontal/veritcal axis or whatever the fk it is? I remember reading somewhere it's kind of crucial to do that. I forget what the hell I did. Shit.