HP 2010i 1600x900 screen sizing issue - PCBSD 8.1

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 00:36:55 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Michael D. Norwick <mnorwick at centurytel.net
> wrote:

> Happy New Year!
> I bought a new HP 2010i LCD monitor that is supposed to give me 1600x900
> resolution at 60 Hz to replace a generic 19" C.R.T. monitor that did
> 1024x768.  The machine has an ATI Radeon video card and I am using a V.G.A.
> cable not H.D.M.I.  I reconfigured my /etc/xorg.conf using Xorg --configure.
>  I was given the full screen at 1600x900 resolution at the next reboot but
> then while trying to adjust some monitor settings such as Power Saver and
> Sleep Timer the screen adjusted to the right and will not center.  Adjusting
> the horizontal control to '0' (full left?) will not center the display.

The easiest thing to do is to simply start X without xorg.conf present.  It
will automatically run with highest settings your devices are capable of.

mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
restart X

Adam Vande More

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