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Re: Problem setting the screen resolution with Gnome and X-Windows

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 14:19:00 -0700, Philip Stephens wrote:
> Hi, 
> I don't know who is going to see this. The Debian list isn't that
> user-friendly (brace for incoming mortar). For instance, how do I know
> if this user problem was responded to? 

The web archive at lists.debian.org has links to follow-up posts. You
can also google for the subject line, with the additional qualifier
"site:debian.org" appended to your query.

> Anyway, I'm having the same issue with screen resolution as Scott Huey
> describes in message ID:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2005/11/msg00573.html
> Did you (Scott) ever get this resolved? Thanks for any help. 
> By the way, I've done the steps described in that message as well, to no
> avail. I know my monitor is capable of greater resolution because when I
> plug my Mac into it, I get many resolution options.

That still does not tell you which resolutions are supported by the
graphics card in your PC. We need to know exactly which graphics card
you have (the "lspci" command will tell you that), which version of
Debian you are using ("cat /etc/issue"), and how you have set up your X
Window system. The following command will extract the relevant parts of
your X configuration file:

cat /etc/X11/{XF86Config-4,xorg.conf} | awk '/Section "(Device|Monitor|Screen)"/,/EndSection/'


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