Monitor descriptions in Debian 4.0

Adam Jackson ajax at
Mon Sep 15 07:47:31 PDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-09-13 at 19:14 -0700, jeffry killen wrote:
> Hello;
> I purchased an LG 2252TQ* monitor today and am interested in
> getting re acquainted with setting up monitor descriptions.
> This is a wide screen monitory and It has been a while since
> I worked with xFree86 and (on FreeBSD v 6 and 6.2).
> *22" flat panel monitor.
> In the monitor setup in KDE there is only one setting offered,
> horizontal/vertical/horizontal freq/vertical freq.
> 1280 x 1024 79.976 75 are the specs from the user manual
> but the screen in stretched horizontally
> These specs are the recommended mode:
> 1680 x 1050 65.290 60

These days we attempt to set up the monitor based on what it claims to
be capable of.  Your X log file should tell you what we think it's
capable of and why we're setting it up at something other than the
native resolution.

- ajax
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