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How to fix "Unknown Monitor" Resolution Linux

How to fix "Unknown Monitor" Resolution Linux
How to fix "Unknown Monitor" Resolution Linux
First open a terminal
Applications >> Accesories >> Terminal
in the terminal type :
 $ xrandr
(without the $ mark)
this will display the allowed resolutions
something like this :

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA1 connected 800x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 267mm x 200mm
800x600 85.1* +
640x480 75.0 60.0
720x400 70.1
then type
 $ cvt 1024 768
(any resolution that you want similar to this)

the output will be similar to this :
# 1024x768 59.92 Hz (CVT 0.79M3) hsync: 47.82 kHz; pclk: 63.50 MHz
Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 63.50 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync

 $ xrandr --newmode
(copy the modeline of the previous output to the place mode line)
for example :
$ xrandr --newmode "1024x768_60.00"   63.50  1024 1072 1176 1328  768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync
$ xrandr --addmode VGA1 1024x768_60.00
(here for VGA1 you have to use what ever that was there for $ xrandr output in step 1)

 $xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024x768_60.00
(replace VGA1 accordingly, remember to use the numbers within inverted commas in step 3 , after --newmode for 1024x768_60.00 )

***Running these would change your resolution but this is temporary.these steps were done to make sure that these commands work . After step 5 you should see the resolution change.If this is successful proceed to the next step

$ sudo gedit /etc/gdm/Init/Default
(this will ask for your root password type the password and a text editor will appear)
in this you will see a text line like this
just below this paste the step 3 to 5 commands
and then save it.

example :
# Stolen from the debian kdm setup, aren't I sneaky
# Plus a lot of fun stuff added
# -George

xrandr --newmode "1024x768" 70.00 1024 1072 1176 1328 768 771 775 798 -hsync +vsync

xrandr --addmode VGA1 1024x768_60.00

xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024x768

if [ -x '/usr/bin/xsplash' ];

/usr/bin/xsplash --gdm-session --daemon
this worked in karmic ......I think this will be helpful to you if you want know more about xrandr

If step 6 isn't working then read this post by mpatrick

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How to fix "Unknown Monitor" Resolution Linux


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