Configuring Display Resolution in xorg.conf

Configuring Display Resolution in xorg.conf

Robbert Haarman

2019-04-12

Posted by inglorion
at 2020-10-26 17:48:24

I have a monitor that does not work 100% reliably in the highest resolution it claims to support. I'm happy to use a somewhat lower resolution, but it wasn't immediately clear to me how to do this in the modern world where X.org does not need a configuration file anymore. Surely there is a way to set this without also having to specify the driver to use and the timings? Turns out, there is:


Section "Screen"
   Identifier "screen0"
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes   "1920x1080"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

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