debian-6.0.7-amd64 how to set resolution and refresh for free NVIDIA X drivers?
I have an Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard with integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150
graphics and a fresh install of debian-6.0.7-amd64, XFCE desktop, and
xdm display manager. The display seems to be running at 1024x768 @ 60 Hz.
I booted in recovery mode and ran:
# Xorg -configure
which created /root/xorg.conf.new. But when I try to use that file, X
hangs when starting.
I have used the proprietary NVIDIA driver in the past, but would like to
use the free Debian drivers instead.
1. I can determine the current resolution and refresh via Start ->
System -> Preferences -> Monitors, but I cannot change those settings.
2. How do I determine the current color depth (e.g. 8/16/24 bits per
3. How do I change the display settings -- resolution, refresh, color