Automate desired resolution at login

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Sun Jan 19 19:23:07 PST 2014

On 2014-01-18 15:11 (GMT-0500) jeb at composed:

> When I log into X I seem to have the wrong resolution (My screen: vga
> 19"LCD envision rated at 1440x900). I am able to get around that by typing
> the following:

> xrandr --newmode "1440x900_60.00"  106.50  1440 1528 1672 1904  900 903
> 909 934 -hsync +vsync
> xrandr --addmode VGA-0 1440x900_60.00
> xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 1440x900_60.00

> I haven't been able to figure out how to make this happen automatically,
> i.e. how to save this as the default mode at login.

> If you look at the log excerpt which is attached you see that there are
> some modes selected there but I don't know how to change that. I don't
> know where those modes came from.

> Trying Xorg -configure was unsuccessful due to "Number of screens..."

> Could you make any recommendations or point me in the right direction?

My Polaroid 1440x900 TV screen misbehaves similarly.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf works the same as it always has. The following works for mine:

# 50-device.conf
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Default Device"

# 50-monitor.conf
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Default Monitor"
	Option		"PreferredMode" "1440x900"

# 50-screen.conf
Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Default Device"
	Monitor		"Default Monitor"

xorg.conf can be split up into 3 files named as per the comments and put into 
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