When debugging X it is best to have as simple an environment as
possible, the better to enjoy the experience ;-)
To wit, having a Gnome option to choose the resolution, when you
don't know about it, is a good way to go around in bloody circles
with edits of xorg.conf and downloadings of 855resolution ...
In other words, at some stage earlier today I solved the problem
(and half noticed it, when the login screen changed) but Gnome
reverted to 1280*1024 as a user preference, and I never saw that I
I had looked under the Desktop->Administration menu, but only just
now spotted it under the Desktop->Preferences menu.
To summarise, with a Dell 2007FP, an Optiplex GX620 and a 945G/GZ
video card, the i810 driver and this xorg.conf addition:
> # lines from http://voltaire.nfshost.com/transfer/xorg.conf> ModeLine "1600x1200 at 60" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
> VertRefresh 60-60
in the monitor section, it works. As long as Gnome will let it...
Brendan Halpin, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland
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