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Re: video card / crt monitor problem ?

Peter Ellison <p.pe@btopenworld.com> wrote:

> The GUI I referred to is gnome, desktop, preferences, screen
> resolution. Took your advise and attempted to reconfig by running
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg outside of the desktop environment
> (ctrl alt F1). It stalled at the second screen but I managed to
> escape out (3 attempts).

What do you mean by stalled? Anyway, you have to restart Xorg for any
changes to be applied, so it might help if you do it with Xorg shut
down. If that doesn't work you can still edit xorg.conf by hand or run
'dexconf' to generate a new (and hopefully better) one.
dpkg-reconfigure is generally better for upgrades, especially with a
standard setup like yours.
From your xorg.conf: 

> Section "Device"
> 	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
> 	Driver		"vesa"
This is not a problem, but "nv" might be better.

> 	BusID		"PCI:1:5:0"
You don't need to specify this, it will be autodetected. You can just
comment it out or leave blank when prompted by debconf.

> EndSection
> Section "Monitor"
> 	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
> 	Option		"DPMS"
> 	HorizSync	28-64
> 	VertRefresh	43-60
This looks like your problem. You already have the correct values to
put here ;)

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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