On Sun, 2007-07-08 at 12:30 -0500, John wrote: > Gerhard Magnus wrote: > > My old CRT monitor burned out and I've replaced it with a ViewSonic > > VG2030WM, which has a resolution of 1680 X 1050 @ 60Hz. Kudzu (or > > whatever configures new hardware) set it to 1280 X 1024 & 60Hz, which > > works fine, although everything is a little larger than I want. The > > monitor model isn't listed in system-config-display so I've set this to > > the generic "LCD Panel 1680 X 1050". But when under "Display Settings" > > I set the resolution to 1680 X 1050, the next time I try logging in or > > rebooting the monitor hangs the system. Exactly how I get around this > > isn't clear -- sometimes the system goes back to 1280 X 1024 after > > several attempts to reboot, and once I got the screen back by starting > > to type something at the command line login prompt that appears briefly > > before X starts. > > > > The problem is not with the monitor, as it works fine with the > > recommended resolution of 1680 X 1050 when I bring up the dual booting > > Windows XP system. > > > > Any suggestions at how to proceed to get a higher resolution on this > > monitor with FC6 and a gnome desktop? Thanks for the help. > > > > Jerry > > > > > I have a A70 hooked up; I -think- what helped me, was to tell FC6 what > monitor I'm using. I noticed there's two monitor options available > (screen res and the other). The other should help; I have one foot out > the door right now, otherwise I'd look up the option. Sorry! > > John I think the two options are System -> Preferences -> Screen Resolution and System -> Administration -> Display. The ViewSonic VG2030WM is not included in the Display -> Hardware -> Monitor Type so I've been using the generic "LCD Panel 1680X1050". Is there some other way I can tell FC6 and X exactly what monitor I have or at least get a higher resolution?