Widescreen Monitor and X Help please

bdsfbsd at att.net bdsfbsd at att.net
Wed Sep 22 13:56:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:11:17 -0400, Scott Ballantyne <sdb at ssr.com> wrote:

> Unfortunately I've hit a snag with X. I have an LG "Flatron" W2253, a
> 5750 graphics card and I have not been able to get them to work with X
> at all.
> Following the handbook's instructions:
> Xorg -config xorg.conf.new
> with and without the -retro option just give me a black screen from
> which there is no escape. I have to log into the machine from
> somewhere else on the network to reboot it. Killing the Xorg process
> doesn't help.
So if you return to the tty that you started X from (maybe by Alt-F1) and  
hit Ctrl-C, that doesn't kill your X session? Reboot seems a bit drastic.

> Following the instructions on widescreen monitors, I have extracted a
> modeline from the log files:
> None of this has helped. If anyone can assist me, I would be very
> grateful.
> Thanks a lot,
> Scott

I struggled with widescreen config for a while until I realized the Tao  
solution was best - have you tried starting X without any  
/etc/X11/xorg.conf at all?


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