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hasek522
July 20th, 2008, 09:36 AM
I have a view sonic E90f monitor and for the last few days have really been fighting trying to get ubuntu to display correctly. I have continously tried to set the monitor up and select the correct resolution but it always reverts back to plug and play with the default resolution. I have no idea what to do.

JagDragon
July 20th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Edit the xorg.conf file and add the desired resolutions to the "Screen" section. To edit the file, type
gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the file, you will find different "Sections". Find the part that looks like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

And add a subsection of "Display" and edit it accordingly. You should end up with something like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24'
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Save the file and exit. After that, to restart X, run
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart