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Old 08-18-2010, 08:34 PM
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I have a Dell monitor which has a native resolution of 1920x1080. The graphics card in my computer is Vision Tek Radeon HD 2400 Pro AGP by ATI Technologies. When I installed PCBSD I found after installation that the highest resolution choice available was 1280x1024. Is there something that I can do to allow the 1920x1080 resolution?

Any help much appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:45 PM
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When you run the "display setup wizard" do you not have the option for
1920x1080 in the resolution dropdown? It works here anyway on my 1080p
monitor with an nvidia card.
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I had the same problem with my nvidia card setup - you have to make sure in xorg.conf that you have your monitor settings in there so you can change the resolution higher than 1280x1024. I.e. /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        HorizSync    28.0 - 78.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 76.0
Make sure to set the Horizontal Sync and Vertical Refresh to the correct settings for your monitor otherwise you can cause damage but if they are there that should let you select more resolution options.

And if it still doesn't let you change it I just did this cause I'm too lazy to use configuration windows.

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes "1600x1200"
in your case whatever size resolution you want -> 1920x1080?
I don't have any modeline settings in my xorg.conf it somehow does it automagically when you add HorizSync and VertRefresh.
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