Re: 1024x768 resolution assistance
On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, D. Michael 'Silvan' McIntyre wrote:
On Saturday 28 January 2006 5:25 pm, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
I strongly object to that. The debconf actually only cover the basics, even
my wacom tablet needs manual editing (which is neither unusual nor a weird
resolution). Additional, two monitors might need that too.
Second that. I had the same problems as the OP here after switching to a new
LCD monitor. It refused to do anything higher than 640x480, which looked
absolutely dismal on a 19" screen hard wired for 1280x1024. I finally worked
it out by copying bits of a KNOPPIX-generated conf file into my
debconf-generated one. The Debian auto config bits always did the wrong
thing no matter how many different "front door" tactics I tried. If all else
fails, hack the thing and get it over with.
Of course. However, a monitor that only does 1280x1024, graphics
tablets, and dual monitors all qualify as unusual or weird for a
typical desktop, imo.
Keep in mind that you are responding to someone moving from Mandrake
to Debian/unstable who thinks that a new graphics card is required
because Debian doesn't autoconfigure as well as Mandrake... they are
probably already pushing their envelope (a good thing I woudn't want
to discourage), how helpful is `edit the configs' gonna be if it is
likely they don't even know what the "front door" or "all else" is.