Debian :: LXDE Failing To Retain The Screen Resolution?

Aug 30, 2010

I have been using Debian for 3 or 4 years, I have never used LXDE before. After several attempts and searches through google, I succeeded to change the screen resolution to 1024x768 but LXDE is retaining this resolution for only one session: I have to change the resolution every time I use LXDE.

This is what I have in ~/.config
edbarx@edbarx-pc:~/.config$ ls -l
total 72
drwxr-xr-x 2 edbarx edbarx  4096 Mar 19 14:41 akonadi


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Debian Multimedia :: XOrg Auto-detect Failing To Detect Max Screen Resolution

May 29, 2011

I've installed Squeeze 2.6.32-5-amd64 on my laptop (Alienware M17X R3, Intel i7 Sandybridge, ATI Technologies Inc Broadway [ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6800 Series])The screen is 17", with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. After a default install of the operating system, the maximum resolution I can select is 1280 x 1024.My research so far has suggested that I need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and provide xorg with the necessary resolution.

Again, by default, the xorg.conf file is not created. This leads me to believe that xorg is scanning my hardware at startup and providing me with whatever it thinks is appropriate. I tried following these instructions to generate an xorg.conf file. This process created an xorg.conf file under /root/.

When I copy this xorg.conf file to /etc/X11, I get a blank (i.e. black) screen. Deleting this file restores the default resolution 1280 x 1024.This system is dual booting with Windows 7. Under windows I am able to get a 1920 x 1080 resolution, so I know my hardware is up to it.At this stage I have yet to install the drivers for the Radeon graphics card.What are my options regarding configuring xorg to give me a higher screen resolution?

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# ... after these lines
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"


But nothing changes.

I have also tried [ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg ] but there is no prompt for resolution

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Currently my display is set to 1280x960 at 60Hz, but my monitor supports 1920x1080, which is what I would like to have. Preferences -> Monitor Settings (lxrandr) does not change anything & does not show my desired resolution either. I tried using the Nvidia propietary drivers but whenever I try to switch to them from xorg.conf the X display can't start. right now I am using the nouveau driver. I've seen some xrandr commands but so far haven't been able to figure out what I need to do.

I am on Debian 7.6.0 (Wheezy) amd64:
Code: Select all$ uname -rms
Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64

I installed my system from the LXDE live media.

My graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (NV18).

lspci output:
$ lspci | grep -i vga
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Section "InputDevice"
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Section "Monitor"
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Virtual2048 2048

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Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
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When I try to change the screen resolution via the gnome menu I just can choose the 640x480 resolution and 50Hz refresh rate.

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I've googled the issue and had a little luck, though I can't seem to change my xorg.conf file because permissions are defailed. This is the example xorg.conf file I wrote based upon my original and the modifications:

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