EDID is the data that identifies the display device & exposes its capabilities.
The VGA standard includes I2C interface (DDC) that allows video card to probe the displays eeprom for model & video mode info (even if powered down).
DVI does the same.
HDMI achieves something similar & for audio ELD only when power is on.
You are right about the driver version & MX440..
From your log file:
Monitor is identified & no video mode is requested..auto is selected & driver uses 1024x768..
so all is okay..
This is a TV styled display , any 19" PC display would have at least 1440x900.
It is possible the VGA input will not accept native resolutions.--I have checked the specs, VGA should work.
I would not recommend buying any DFP monitor without DVI/displayport/hdmi.
You are trying to use the nvidia-settings program to set the resolution ?
Do you have the option of 1368x768 ?
The video mode 1366x768 is not a std mode.. 1368x768 is std mode.. 1366 is not divisible by eight.
The modeline calculator "cvt" will not calculate a 1366 modeline...
from cvt calculator , add these sections to /etc/X11/xorg.conf file by including the existing..
from XFree86 modeline calculator
Modeline "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync
ModelName "VA ----"
# add this
gives 1360 or 1368 .. will not accept 1366
If you need to force a 1366x768 modeline it could be possible, it depends on the driver accepting the numbers.