[CentOS] New monitor weirdnesses (CentOS 5.11)

Tue Dec 1 21:14:32 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Robert Heller wrote:
> I just got a new monitor for my desktop system (the old one died after
> *many* years of service).  The new monitor is a high res 16:9 monitor,
> but the VESA video driver insists on using 1024x768 (which was the
> resolution of the *old* monitor).  It does seem to detect higher, 16:9
> resolutions but it is not using them.  I *think* I need to set some
> low-level video mode thing, but it has been a long time since I have
> had to do that that I have totally forgotten how to do it.  And I
>  have been unable to find it with a websearch either.
#1: your /etc/X11/xorg.conf is probably set for the old monitor. As you
don't mention what your video card is, I can't advise you use something
like nfidia-config, so either edit that file, or move it aside, and see
what you get.