my laptop screen has 1900x1280 (native resolution) and my second monitor has 1600x1080
After browsing the forums and messing around with drivers I managed to get the resolution up to 1600x1080 (from 1000x800 at install) on the laptop screen. No luck at all with the second monitor. I currently have it connected with both VGA and DVI.
my understanding is I need to use twin view to setup the second monitor. I've read several of the earlier posts but haven't been able to get it to work. Here is my current xorg.conf file:
This is a repost of my initial problem, I need some one who knows what they are doing more than I too take a look at this command output and give some sort of direction/clue/etc on what I'm doing wrong or missing.
Is my xorg.conf missing some vital line(s) or setting?
My best guess is that i'm missing something to tell the Xserver to use both screens, as the Xorg.0.log does not talk about trying to bring up the intel display; but this is just a hunch.
I'm running kubuntu 9.04 with 2 monitors: on-board intel video and a PCI nvidia display: I am using my nvidia display fine, but still can not get my 2nd display (the intel) working. What the heck am I missing?
Since the display of my notebook doesn't work very well anymore, straight vertical blue line on the right side of the screen, I want to connect an external monitor. (ADI [it doesn't say the exact model] 21 inch; resolution 1600x1200 and 85 Hz refresh rate).
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 with kernel 184.108.40.206 and xrandr does not recognize the monitor correctly (see code of xrandr output). Adding a new mode did not work and currently it displays a resolution of 1200x768 which is horrible. In this version of Ubuntu the xorg.conf is not used anymore and is thus empty. As I have read you could create an entry in a new xorg.conf for your hardware which would be used by Ubuntu, having priority over xrandr settings.
But I do not really know what the monitor section in xorg.conf would have to look like, as the original screen would have to be set to 1200x768 or be disabled all together. The screens would have to be mirrored. Would the setting also work, when the external monitor is not connected to the notebook, so the original screen would display everything correctly.
Here some information about the system which will hopefully be useful for you. Please post helpful links I have overlooked or ask for more information.
My onboard graphics intel chip is capable of a resolution of 1600x1200 as it works in Windows:
lscpi output for graphics chip:
loaded kernel modules (relevant lines, at least I hope) according to lsmod (the driver from Intel web page is totally outdated and I think this is not the problem, so I didn't consider compiling a new driver)
I have a dual monitor setup (Twinview), both monitors are connected to my 1xNvidia MSI NX8600GT card...I've been using a 21.6inch HannsG HG216D (herein referred to as HG216D) monitor as my LEFT monitor, and a Dell 1905fp (herein referred to as 1905fp) as my RIGHT monitor.
I recently got rid of the 19inch 1905fp Dell monitor and moved my HG216D to the RIGHT and now I have a new 23inch DELL S2309W (herein referred to as S2309W) on the left. The new S2309W is connected to my computer via DVI cable and is configured Perfectly at it's native 1920x1080 resolution.
However I can't for the life of me get my HG216D back to it's native 1680x1050. The HG216D is connected via VGA cable that is also routed thru a KVM, I realize this means that this monitor can't/won't be auto-configured. However I should be allowed to set it manually right?...
Won't let me select 1680x1050 for the HG216D resolution, it will only let me select 1440x900 MAX, there is no option for 1680x1050, (See attached: screenshot)
I've tried to manually edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but after hours on end messing with it, I give UP...
Here is my current xorg.conf:
I am just not sure what I need to change and how to get the second xorg.conf to play nice via a VGA connection?
I have Ubuntu (running Jolicloud) on my HP dv2000 laptop, connected to my Sony AV Receiver through HDMI to use the TV as an external monitor. However, the resolution seems to be slightly off as the outer edges of the screen are cut off. Is there a way to fix this by editing the xorg.conf file? My current setup is below. I tried adding the line "Virtual 1244 700" to the subsection "display", but when I restarted it threw me into low graphics mode. Is there anything else I can try?
I also tried setting up the resolution at 1920x1080 on the TV and kept the default resolution on the monitor as 1280x800, and as you would expect displays the entire desktop in a smaller version on part of the tv. However, the desktop is still offset, leaving the top and left margins cut off. So, perhaps I need a way to offset the screen? Is this possible in xorg.conf?
I've got a little problem with my 9" netbook. It came preinstalled with Ubuntu (factory install), but I reinstalled it to get a fresh karmic as it was a second hand.The problem is, whenever I plug in an external monitor, rightclick on the display icon and click "Configure Display Settings..." both monitors go black and nothing responds. Weird thing though, is that sometimes the mouse appears on the second monitor. I need a solution for this, either creating a xorg file (I have no clue on how to do that) or some other solution that works.
My netbook resolution is 1024*600, the external monitor resolution is 1024*768. It should be noted that I had a similar problem on another Ubuntu laptop (NVIDIA drivers), but it had to do with the resolution height. My laptop had 1440*900 and my external monitor needed to have the height lower then 900. For further information, this is what the system profiler says about my graphics card:Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller.I hope you guys can help me, as plugging in a netbook to an external monitor (or TV) is not uncommon to me I like doing that, even if there's no point in it.I hope I gave enough information on this, I'm willing to give more if needed of course
I actually do have a GeForce4 MX 460 in this pc. I have a 7950gt in a different pc. Oops. I guess the MX 460 cant do 1600x1200 on the dvi output but somehow it can do it on the vga output? I guess I could just use a vga connection instead of the dvi connection.
The problem I'm having is that my LCD monitor (acer AL2021) can't be used at it's native resolution of 1600x1200. This is probably because my GeForce 7950gt graphics card is not being recognized. Xorg seems to think my card is a GeForce4 M 460. (It's not, really!) I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Here's what I've been doing for the last few hours:
I'm trying to get my screen resolution set in Mythbuntu 9.10, but there is no xorg.conf on my system! I'm trying to figure out what to do (the xfce tool on mythbuntu doesn't offer the correct resolution, and I'm not even sure what driver I'm using). I've seen other threads saying to run nvidia-setup or somesuch. I assume the appropriate tool in my case would be aticonfig (I saw that elsewhere too) as I'm using an ATI Radeon 9600XT, but that tool says:
I am trying to run using WINE. It has a platinum rating on the site, and runs perfectly on my laptop.on my desktop it doesn't seem to run at all.The screen goes black,then brings me back to the desktop. I manually ran the WINE command in the terminal, and it produced the error "err11settings:X11DRV_ChangeDisplaySettingsE x No matching mode found 320x200x8 @0! (XRandR)". The laptop and desktop are both running the same version of WINE (1.3.3) and have similar Nvidia cards (laptop has a mobile 9600, desktop has a 9800). I found a bug report on this exact issue on the WINE website (I'll paste a link), and they mention that the solution is simply to add the 320x200x8 resolution mode to Xorg.conf.
I've tried generating the line that I may need with a web-based modeline calculator, referenced on another thread, but it caused my system to fail booting. Luckily, I backed up xorg.conf before making changes and restored the old one via recovery mode. Here's the link to the calculator, I may just be using it wrong: [URL]
I am setting up a display system that will not have a keyboard/mouse and automatically boots into gnome and starts up firefox to a display page. The page is optimized to a 720p resolution which I can set when we use a TV for the display, but is not an option if we use a monitor. I am trying to find a way to set the resolution to 720p automatically on boot up. I am always using 16x9 displays with a DVI connection (to HDMI on TVs)
I was able to get one monitor working by creating a script and setting it to load in the Startup Applications as shown:
I looked for a solution to this,and found a thread for it ,but I dont know how to do what it says.Here is part of it by the user "cameronol": There is a bug in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic with the default /etc/X11/xorg.conf involving Nvidia. receive the error"Failed to parse existing X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'.Then he posts:
Then he says to delete the first section with the default screen,and it will be fixed.But HOW do I look for the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to edit it,and how do I edit it?I am new to ubuntu,but I have learned to use a terminal(I think)It seems to be just like the "run" box on Windows.I did a search for the file,but came up empty.I want to fix this cause every time I restart,I have a low resolution that is impossible to work in.
I can't set up the native resolution for the LED monitor of a Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop with openSUSE 11.2.YaST2 lists correct the graphics adapter as: "Intel Arrandale Integrated Graphics Controller" and the monitor having the resolution: 1366x768 However in /etc/X11/xorg.conf lists only modes with a 1024x768 resolution, which are not really "sharp" on the monitor Besides that it lists the Device as "Vesa-BIOS Graphics". Starting sax2 does not provide me with any option to change these settings (at least not in the graphics mode).
On my Acer laptop wit ATI Xpress 1100 I have a native resolution of 1280 x 800, and Linux Mint 8 (of the Ubuntu family) offers that resolution without a problem. However, a few days ago I connected my laptop to my TV, and since then the correct resolution setting has been LOST. It doesn't appear anymore in the Display settings and so I had to choose a lesser resolution - I am now looking at a less sharp screen! How can I delete it? I hope that I don't need to reinstall...
While trying to implement some of the suggestions in the fedora 12 common problems (Intel Graphics)I discovered I cannot get the resolution correct using a xorg.conf file . Here is the file# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
get my VIA chrome 9 video card running with my Beamerproperly installed the openchrome driver and edited the /etx/X11/xorg.conf but the resolution settings are ignored. Something seems to be wrong with my hsync settings:
Code: $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "CHROME" (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1106:3371:1458:d000 VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9
When I'm connecting second monitor to the laptop, Display Settings applet (and xrandr -q) does not detect full list of supported resolutions. I need to restart my system or perform Log off while monitor is connected to make full list available.openSUSE 11.4 32 bit, Ati Mobility Radeon HD 3450, proprietary ATI driver 11.3 8.831.2-110308a-115935C-ATI.External monitor is FullHD SyncMaster B2330 (1920x1080)I wonder is there any other workaround to access full resolution that does not require restarting of the system?
I need to find notes on how to achieve higher screen resolution via Xorg.conf and some other fixes since I just installed the NVIDIA driver... seems out of the box, my resolution is horrid, though theres an added NVIDIA Server and my dual monitors aren't configured to work. I used this tutorial to get the driver installed.
I bought a very beaultiful pink tv-monitor 26", model LG26LED6500 for my daughter and I also intend to enjoy it setting up in my slackware 13.37. Then I use a VGA cable and 6600GT nvidia card, but now I'm having a doubt because there aren't vertical and horizontal frequencies specs in this manual. Only:
I did a xorg.conf using a vesa driver and kde screen output was a 1024x768 - 61hz.
If I try to use a nvidia driver and xorg.conf piece above X break down. If I use any manual frequency parameters X break down too.
1)What's the difference between CRT config and tv-monitor xorg?
2)Have I use strings modeline monitor and modes screen in this situation?
My laptop screen isn't working but I don't want to abandon my laptop so I am trying to hook up a new monitor. I'm using my 1 HDMI port, and my BIOS doesn't recognize the monitor on boot up. Also, my xorg.conf file is not configured for this monitor. My question is what should my xorg.conf look like? I have a bit of a start on it(see attached) but it is not quite right. How do I set up the Toshiba as the default screen, in order to use this monitor when Linux starts? Other info: I use Debian 5.0 with Gnome.
monitor is a Optiquest Q19wb. I normally have is set on 1280x1024, but fedora will only go to 800x600. It has detected the monitor correctly. Not sure if being connected to KVM will cause issues. The xorg.conf does not exist. Have installed system-config-display but have not run yet.
I installed debian 5 in a pc with a Intel 4 series VGA. The optimal resolution for the monitor is 1360x76, but the system does not allow that. I tried to change my xorg.conf, but got no success.In my xorg.conf I used this: