anybody manage to get Xorg to work with LG flat panel W2361

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Nov 2 18:02:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 12:47:47PM -0400, PJ wrote:
> I have posted to Xorg, but I find this list most reassuring and
> competent ;-)
> I have searched the web, followed the instructions in the manual, the
> man pages and suggestions on the web.
> Nothing, nada. And I see there is a lot of frustration out there and not
> solutions discernible.

Most modern monitors Just Work IMO, just specify the resolution you want. The
X server should then be able to get the required modeline from the monitor.

How you you know it isn't working? Do you get back to the command prompt?
Note that by default you get a black screen with the current Xorg. You have to
put commands in ~/.xinitrc to set a background, launch a window manager etc.

> I can post the config files...

Better post the Xorg logfile, /var/log/Xorg.0.log

> If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it... but please, don't waste
> your time telling me to read the manual or search the web... I have done
> all that and if there is something I have missed - maybe hal (that seems
> to be the most absurd addition to Xorg as it seems to produce no visible
> advantages but only problems) maybe someone will have an idea what was
> my blind spot?

Find out what the native resolution is for this monitor, it should be
1920x1080 according to

Put that in the "Display" subsection of your "Screen"
section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, like this:

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                   Depth        24
                   Modes        "1920x1080"
        SubSection "Display"
                   Depth        16
                   Modes        "1920x1080"

Make sure that the Device and Monitor names match yours. :-)

And check if your video card is capable of driving this monitor. Your
/var/log/Xorg.0.log should give you some clues there.

Good luck!

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