[oclug] Widescreen monitor nearly working...
andycivil at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 20:41:46 EDT 2007
Brad Barnett wrote:
> First things first. Is your graphic card up to that resolution? What
> does the /var/log/xorg.0.log file say? Scroll through it an look for any
> information about modes being removed, and so on...
Thanks Brad, you pointed me in the right direction! There were a couple
of errors, some missing cryllic fonts and a non-existent wacom
stylus/tablet thingy (heavens knows how they got there) which I
commented out; but while I was editing, I noticed that the logfile had
announced that it was choosing the lower resolution screen, and it was
first in the list. I had a default colour depth, but not a default
resolution (if such a thing exists) and so I guess it chose the first
one. (I don't even know why the highest resolution was second in the
list, possibly I had blindly copied someone else's blog posting.)
Anyway, I put the resolutions in size order, and now it works nicely
even on the login screen.
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