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Adding custom monitor resolution to supported list of resolutions

asked 2013-07-24 11:12:40 -0500

Peter Senna Tschudin gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 16:07:29 -0500

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The notebook uses Intel HD Graphics 3000 and the monitor is Acer PB278Q 27” 2560 x 1440.

Fedora 19 Display Settings only allows me to use 1920x1080, and I want more! :-)

The script that make the monitor work on the maximum resolution is:


MODELINE=$(gtf $H $V $Hz|grep Modeline|cut -d " " -f 4-)
NAME=$(echo $MODELINE|cut -d " " -f 1)
xrandr --newmode $MODELINE
xrandr --addmode HDMI3 $NAME
xrandr --output $PORT --mode $NAME

But this is not good enough for me. I use the notebook with three different monitor configurations:

  • Integrated LCD only
  • Home external display + Integrated LCD
  • Office external LCD display only. This is the high res one.

I want to add the "custom" resolution to X? configuration files so I do not need to use scripts to change screen resolution when I'm at the office.

So the question is: How can I add one custom resolution that affects only the high res monitor, and have it shown on the available resolutions of Gnome display settings?

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answered 2013-11-28 12:06:58 -0500

drewpleasant007 gravatar image

I think the best way to contact support center of your product. I am confused to read your problem.

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I never suffer this type of problem before and that's why I refer to the vendor site. Thanks.

drewpleasant007 gravatar imagedrewpleasant007 ( 2013-11-28 12:40:04 -0500 )edit

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