Hello, I have just inherited a fairly decent widescreen monitor (16:10), and I would like its resolution to be 1600x1024,
however, Xorg doesn't like this when I try to do it:
# Monitor stuff here Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "vesa" #Choose the driver used for this monitor EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" #Collapse Monitor and Device section to Screen section Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 #Choose the depth (16||24) SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1600x1024_75.00" #Choose the resolution EndSubSection EndSection
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 1280 x 1024 default connected 1280x1024+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1280x1024 0.0* 1024x768 0.0 800x600 0.0 640x480 0.0
I'm a complete retard and don't really know which avenue I'm supposed to pursue to fix this, any help would be luv-er-lee.
What is the native resolution of your monitor, the one it was meant to display?
You should take a look at this Xrandr Adding undetected resolutions - ArchWiki
Try to generate a conf file for your system first:
Okay, what I see from the snippets is ... no screen0, also, find your monitor online (Yahoo) to get native resolution, Vertical and horizontal frequencies. You'll need to add those to the xorg.conf.
Let X make one for you:
That makes a config suited to your system, then test it:
Xorg -config xorg.conf.new
add "-retro" if need be, in case you dont see anything....
If it lives up to your expectations, replace the one you got now with it, make a back up first, but...you know this.
The data found about your monitor needs to be added to the "monitor" section, this is an example:
Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Monitor Vendor" ModelName "Monitor Model" HorizSync 30-107 VertRefresh 48-12 EndSection
Noticed the HorizSync and VertRefresh words?
It takes a little effort to tweak this thing, but it's worth it...
By the way, this worries me:
You may need to tweak that out too...but I dunnow...
Read this article for completeness:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 … onfig.html
Tip : tweak the initab to start the system in init-3, that way if the X gets stuck, at least you can fall back to the console in an orderly fashion...
Wellness & luck!