[CentOS] monitor config in xorg.conf

Sun Dec 22 23:52:02 UTC 2013
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

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.