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    Any X gurus outthere? how to set attached monitor's resolution?

    I'm using an old Packard bell easynote r1004 laptop- with a 1920x1080 capable monitor connected to it. how can i make knoppix detect the attached monitor? Everything works in clone mode- and i am not allowed to set the attached monitor's resolution higher.
    If it's possible, is there any way to actually set the configuration to highest allowed resolution? It has an s3g unichrome igp integrated graphics card - (with 64 Mb of memory)

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    how to set monitors resoluton

    Solved the problem.

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    How did you solve the issue?

    Does your graphics card really support two displays with different resolutions?

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    I edited xorg.conf properly after spending 3 days looking for info- i made some errors meanwhile- i just renamed that xorg.conf.old -
    The trick i used is- before boot up, right at the grub selection i pressed Fn+F5 (its a packard bell r1004 laptop VIA S3G unichrome pro IGP card -with CN400/PM800/PM880/PN800/PN880 chipset) this switched the view to the external monitor. Since im using only that- i can use the 1920x1080 resolution on it. YAY!

    let me paste my xorg.conf that will help.

    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (-for complete noobs like me)

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "openchrome"
    Option "ActiveDevice" "CRT"
    Option "SWCursor" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    #Refresh Rate 60Hz
    ModeLine "720x480" 26.7 720 736 808 896 480 481 484 497
    ModeLine "720x576" 32.7 720 744 816 912 576 577 580 597
    ModeLine "800x480" 29.6 800 816 896 992 480 481 484 497
    ModeLine "848x480" 31.5 848 864 952 1056 480 481 484 497
    ModeLine "856x480" 31.7 856 872 960 1064 480 481 484 497
    ModeLine "1024x512" 41.3 1024 1056 1160 1296 512 513 516 531
    ModeLine "1280x720" 74.6 1280 1341 1474 1688 720 721 724 746
    ModeLine "1280x768" 87.04 1280 1376 1488 1800 768 771 777 806
    ModeLine "1280x800" 68.9 1280 1344 1368 1408 800 803 806 816
    ModeLine "1360x768" 85.50 1360 1392 1712 1744 768 783 791 807 +HSync +Vsync
    ModeLine "1366x768" 85.86 1366 1440 1584 1800 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync
    Modeline "1400x1050" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087
    ModeLine "1920x1080" 172.9 1920 2043 2249 2578 1080 1081 1084 1118
    ModeLine "1920x1440" 234.0 1920 2060 2269 2618 1440 1441 1444 1490

    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1920x1080"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    I'm sure this helps my fellow mates. At the last line- I think, is what matters the most. Modes "1920x1080" Replace 1920x1080 with your highest supported resolution- like 1280x800 or whatever.

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