xorg.conf configuration for a H770 series monitor
Just in case someone else need it (or in case I need it in the future). It is not a modern monitor, so it is not automatically configured.
First of all, a new
xorg.conf needs to be created if there isn't one. As root, and without the graphic environment running, use:
This will create a new file called
xorg.conf.new in the
/root directory. The file will have the sections
Screen. In the section
Monitor add the parameters
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
And in the section
Screen, add the
DefaultDepth parameter, and under the subsection
Display that corresponds to the Depth of 24 (as we will be configuring this as the default depth) add the
Viewport 0 0
The monitor H770 supports 1280x1024, however, due to the proportions (as it is a 4:3 monitor) I use 1280x960 for the resolution.
Once you are done editing the file, save it and test the new resolution using:
Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro
You should see a grey grid and a X mouse cursor in the screen if the configuration works. Exit the test with
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE if you are using
Xorg 7.3 or below, or
CTRL+ALT+Fn (such as F1) to switch to the virtual console used to start the test for
Xorg versions 7.4 and above.
And finally, if the test was successful, copy the new
xorg.conf file into
cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
VertRefresh values work for the entire H770 series:
- H770 BXM
- H770 PXM
- H770 BXW
- H770 PXW
- H770 BX
- H770 BYM