Hello there, I'm new to the hole linux environment (save for a few days years ago), and by both tweaking and searching the web for info I've been able to set my external monitor (actually external LCD tv).
I've been able to set said monitor by the use of xrandr, after adding the new resolution (modeline, addmode, output, etc... you probably know the drift) to 1280x768 it works perfectly (it's the actual resolution of the monitor). The problem comes when its time to set the mode to be made permanent...
I had a lot of trouble getting the info to make the xorg.conf file that I'm supposed and after creating and putting in a few things like the xrandr wiki said I'm left with the same startup setup as the time I first connected the monitor itself.
My video card (acording to the terminal) is: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
And the xorg file I made and put into the ext/x11/xorg.conf has the following content:
As a last note, the distro I'm using is UBUNTU 12.04 and I've changed the desktop environment to XFCE as unity was taking to much from the old netbook that I have, I'm not sure if that changes in any way the process of the setup.
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Modeline "1280x768_60.00" 79.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync
Option "PreferredMode" "1280x768_60.00"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Primary Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Primary Screen"
Any help appreciated and thanks in advance...