Bug#421058: xserver-xorg-core: with no xorg.conf, selects a resolution higher than the monitor supports
Zack Weinberg wrote:
> This is probably related to #418377, but the situation is slightly
> different. I have a flat-panel monitor which is not designed for
> resolutions higher than 1600x1200, and says so in its DDC readout.
There's no 1600x1200 at all?
Which DDC readout is this? One from Xorg.0.log? Or something else?
> (Unfortunately my computer does not have a DVI jack, so I'm using it
> via VGA cable.) If I let X autoprobe everything, it nonetheless tries
> to run the monitor at 1920x1200. The monitor does a surprisingly good
> job of rendering this, given how LCD panels work, but text is nonetheless
> illegible and painful to look at.
Hum, why does the screen do "a surprisingly good job of rendering this"
if DDC does not report it to be supported?
It's hard to know whether this monitor support 1920x1200 in the end...
What does xrandr --verbose say?