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On 7/20/07, Ed Hennis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, 2:40pm (-0400), Bill Schwab wrote:
>
> > Enter google, and I found references to a bug and manual edits to the
> > X11 config, in particular adding refresh rates.  That worked, but I am
> > wondering whether there is a better solution?  Might the first monitor
> > have triggered the problem?
>
> I'm not sure not Ubuntu-specific this solution is, but when I upgraded to
> a widescreen monitor I tracked down:
>
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
>
> from the command line (I think it worked better when done from a text
> terminal and not within X).  It autodetected some things, but required me
> to enable certain resolutions.  It was easier than messing with xorg.conf
> and may work for you, too.
>
> For further reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php and search for
> "dpkg resolution"
>

You could also try booting from a live CD and copying the xorg.conf
file, assuming the resolution is correct in the live session.

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Ben