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Linuxhelp _ Hardware Support _ Monitor Drivers

Posted by: UberGanz Jan 19 2008, 03:35 AM

I can't get my monitor to install in Ubuntu Linux. I have a ridiculous resolution of 800x600--I've tried installing and copying the driver files, but it hasn't worked out for me. Also, the drivers for this monitor aren't listed in the 'monitors' section in the preferences tab. I'm using an hp vs17e; if anyone can help me get this monitor installed, please let me know!

Posted by: Glennzo Jan 19 2008, 05:29 AM

QUOTE (UberGanz @ Jan 19 2008, 03:35 AM) *
I can't get my monitor to install in Ubuntu Linux. I have a ridiculous resolution of 800x600--I've tried installing and copying the driver files, but it hasn't worked out for me. Also, the drivers for this monitor aren't listed in the 'monitors' section in the preferences tab. I'm using an hp vs17e; if anyone can help me get this monitor installed, please let me know!



I don't think you need to install drivers for your monitor. You need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to reflect the proper screen resolutions. If you can open a terminal as root or use sudo and type the command cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf and we can try to get you up to the resolution you want, max is 1280x1024.

Posted by: DS2K3 Jan 20 2008, 12:15 PM

You may need drivers for your video card though. - nVidia and ATI both provide drivers to take advantage of acceleration - But the open source drivers should support more than 800x600 - I would check to make sure that you selected the right card.

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