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Re: reconfigure X

On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 08:12:17AM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I need to reconfigure X, because I have switched to a newer, larger
> monitor. I google for info and find 
> "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"
> but when I run this (as root) I get only questions about the keyboard
> and nothing about the monitor (or video care). 
> I am running Lenny, installed with the last week. Is monitor/video
> now in a different package?? What is the trick?

it seems that xorg now can run without xorg.conf and without the
configuration stage. Is the monitor not cofnigured correctly?
Generally speaking you should just be able to plug in a new monitor
and have it "just work." If that is not the case, then you'll  have to
configure some pieces in xorg.conf manually. Specifically, you'll
probably need to set up the horizontal and vertical sync. In extreme
cases you'll still need to specify a mode line like the days of old,
but that should largely be gone now. 

What results are you getting with the monitor?


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