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June 3rd, 2010, 08:41 PM

I'm new to ubuntu (10.04 LTS) and was wondering how to configure xorg in order to get a decent display with Iiyama LS902UT monitor as a 800x600 is not really funny.
I tried to google but first step i tried from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config told me to try a sudo Xorg -configure
that unfortunately ended with:

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing logSo my simple question is :
- how do i create this xorg.conf file
- what is should put in it in order to let gnome/xorg better recognize my 19" monitor (currently said as 'unknown')

Should i have posted in wrong forum, do not hesitate to move and tell me.


June 4th, 2010, 07:55 PM
I finally succeeded by appling my old xorg.conf configuration by creating /etc/xorg.conf and setting it to

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "IIyama"
ModelName "LS902UT"
DisplaySize 360 270
#DisplaySize 548 406
HorizSync 30-96
VertRefresh 50-160

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen"
Device "Card"
Monitor "Monitor0"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x400" "1400x1050"

Resolution was fine with gdm but i had to change it to 1600x1200 once gnome was started.

Hope this could help.