Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ubuntu on high resolution

High resolution Ubuntu
Modified the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file from Orbis Tertius, and hooked up the box to my Samsung monitor.

Damn! The combination of Ubuntu + NVIDIA + a higher resolution looks rather sexy.

Too bad I had to settle for 1280x960 as the resolution, because at 1440x900 it leaves black unused space around the main screen, maybe the card is too old for this widescreen resolution? Or needs a new ROM, just like the one Thor has needed?
Nevertheless, it is a pretty cool resolution.

Here is a copy of the xorg.conf file:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "PS2 / USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"

Section "Device"
Identifier "NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "False"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Samsung SyncMaster 920NW"
VendorName "Samsung"
Modelname "920NW"
Horizsync 30-81
Vertrefresh 56-75

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Samsung SyncMaster 920NW"
Device "NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"
Defaultdepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600"
Viewport 0 0

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

# EoF #

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