Ubuntu :: Setting Screen Resolution 1920x1080

Jun 20, 2010

Monitor: Asus VH242H
Graphics: XGI Volari Z9s

The native resolution of my monitor is 1920x1080. I can't get Ubuntu 10.04 to display at this resolution. Current xorg.conf (relevant sections):


I was able to get the terminals to run at 1920x1080 by adding Code: video=sisfb:mode:1920x1080x32,rate:70,mem:4096 to my grub command. That's nice, but I really want Xorg running at that resolution, and it didn't. I've been working on this for hours, through dozens of gdm restarts with every variation of the above I can think of.?

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UTC 2010

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Here Code: Select allxrandr output:

Code: Select allmichele@nbook:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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[Code] .....

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