View Full Version : [ubuntu] xorg.conf and "Screen Resolution"

September 7th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Using the "System -> Preferences -> Screen Resolution" utility, I've set my screen to 1400x1050, which works well for me on my big old CRT monitor.

Oddly enough, though, this resolution does not appear in my xorg.conf file, and the available resolutions under the "Screen Resolution" utlity bear little resemblancs to those listed in the "Screen" section of my xorg.conf.

Do "Screen Resolution" and xorg.conf have any relationship at all?

Jim McCauley

September 7th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Yes they do. What do you have in your config file:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 1440 900
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1920x1440" "1920x1200" "1856x1392" "1680x1050" "1440x900@60" "1400x1050"
The first listed should be your default resolution.