Re: debian-6.0.7-amd64 how to set resolution and refresh for free NVIDIA X drivers?
On Tue, 2013-04-09 at 09:59 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
> 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
I recommend to use a more or less classical xorg.conf. I'm still using
>From my current Ubuntu:
$ cat /mnt/q/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
DisplaySize 305 230
modeline "1152x864" 128.42 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 910
Viewport 0 0
Depending to the used card, I get different options to set up different
resolutions and frequencies by the Xfce GUI, with equal settings for the
monitor. There are more choices for my NVIDIA card. However usually I
need 1152x864 at a much higher rate than even 70Hz, currently it's 90Hz
and that's ok.
Useful information would be the vendor and model of your monitor and