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peterlauri
May 7th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Hi,

I have a monitor that was working perfectly before, and then after a few weeks away, and a few different monitors used, I plugged in the old monitor.

Now the resolution is 1600x1200 that is detected perfectly, but the desktop only spans something like 1400x1050. Can I setup the span of the desktop it self somewhere? See how it looks like in the attached png file.

Note, I am using gnome.

/Peter

tjwoosta
May 7th, 2008, 08:48 AM
i had this same issue with gutsy


in gutsy i had to add this to my xorg.conf


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TVOutput"
Option "Ignore" "true"


the thing is i tried this when i switched to hardy and it didn't work
(i ended up cheating and i just copied my entire xorg.conf from gutsy and put it in hardy)

what you need to do is configure your xorg, but unfortunatly im not sure exactly on how to do that with hardy
(from what i understand the process has changed since gutsy)

you could try searching the forums for how to configure xorg in hardy
(im sure somebodys gone over this problem by now)

peterlauri
May 7th, 2008, 12:03 PM
i had this same issue with gutsy


in gutsy i had to add this to my xorg.conf


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TVOutput"
Option "Ignore" "true"


the thing is i tried this when i switched to hardy and it didn't work
(i ended up cheating and i just copied my entire xorg.conf from gutsy and put it in hardy)

what you need to do is configure your xorg, but unfortunatly im not sure exactly on how to do that with hardy
(from what i understand the process has changed since gutsy)

you could try searching the forums for how to configure xorg in hardy
(im sure somebodys gone over this problem by now)

That didn't help me out. I tried to search for this problem, but couldn't find any post similar to it.

tjwoosta
May 7th, 2008, 06:38 PM
hmm..

well i did find this
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/207409

the dpkg-reconfigure is what i had to use to configure gutsy

from what ive read they have updated xorg since gutsy and now everything is supposed to setup everything automatically (obviously it doesnt work very well)

what you should try first is going to

/usr/share/applications/screen & graphics
here you choose your monitor and your graphics card

if that still doesnt solve things you will probably need to manualy edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf