X resolution

Andrea Venturoli ml at netfence.it
Wed Nov 17 21:38:49 UTC 2010

On 11/17/10 01:15, Warren Block wrote:

> It sounds like the EDID information isn't always working. Check your
> video cable to see if a pin is bent over, or try a different one.

I guess it's working too much! :-D
How does X know 2048x1536 is a valid resolution otherwise?
Why would it override my settings?

>> I've got this in my xorg.conf:
>> Section "Screen"
>> Identifier "SyncMaster"
>> Device "Card0"
>> Monitor "SyncMaster"
>> SubSection "Display"
>> Viewport 0 0
>> Depth 32
>> Modes "1600x1200"
>> EndSubSection
>> EndSection
> 32 is not a valid depth, according to xorg.conf(5).

Right: I changed that to 24 and this seemed to do the trick!

Still wondering... it must have been there for eons, yet it started 
misbehaving only a week ago...
Well, it works now! :-)

> What is the monitor?

A Samsung SyncMaster 1200NF 

Thanks a lot for your help!


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