[CentOS] monitor config in xorg.conf
gebser at mousecar.com
Sun Dec 22 23:52:02 UTC 2013
On 12/22/2013 11:15 AM Ned Slider wrote:
> On 22/12/13 15:29, ken wrote:
>> On 12/22/2013 07:46 AM Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Am 22.12.2013 13:36, schrieb ken:
>>>> What's the smoothest way to change the monitor on a system? I've done
>>>> this before and, aside from the initial cold boot (after unplugging the
>>>> old monitor and plugging in the new one), it also took restarting X
>>>> (gnome) several times to get the (new) monitor tuned correctly.
>>>> The "new" (actually a bit old) monitor is an Acer P191W d. It is a
>>>> 19-inch, LCD flat-screen. Other specs:
>>>> Aspect Ratio 16:10,
>>>> Native Resolution 1440 x 900 at 75 Hz
>>>> Pixel Pitch 0.284 mm
>>>> Does anyone have an xorg.conf entry for this monitor and/or suggestions
>>>> as to what a workable (or optimal) xorg.conf entry might be?
> CentOS 5 or CentOS 6?
> Are you using any proprietary display drivers, or are you using the
> native Xorg drivers?
Just the native... at least to start out.
> Answers to these questions will affect your options.
> I'd back up any current xorg.conf file, plug it in and restart X and see
> what happens. If it's not to your liking try running your Xorg config
> utility (which can be different for different proprietary display drivers).
I did the "restart X and see what happens" thing for a different monitor
a few months ago and it made a real mess of things. So that's
specifically what I'm trying to avoid this time... if I can. Having a
working xorg.conf, in my experience, is a better, cleaner way to go.
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