Incorrect detection of screen resolution

Bug #203674 reported by Maciej Podkomorzy
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displayconfig-gtk (Ubuntu)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Setup: Belinea 10 19 20 19" LCD Display + Leadtek GeForce 6600 (nvidia properitary driver) @ Ubuntu 8,04 alpha with latest updates

1. The LCD is not detected properly (displayconfig setup defaults to generic) - maximum available resolution is too high, thus I need to change it manually to get a usable desktop.
2. After setting the LCD model in displayconfig and choosing the proper resolution and refresh values for the LCD, after the next logout those settings are being ignored and the maximum values for resolution/refresh rate are used.

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Frank Rose (frank-julie) wrote :

almost ditto; on Alienware 5620D Pentium 4 ATI Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000]. The resolution was incorrectly detected as mirrored output, assigned an incorrect value, and did not list the correct resolution option in the Screen Resolution dialog box. Once mirrored output was turned off, and the laptop display was manually selected in the layout screen, the correct resolution options were given.

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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote : displayconfig-gtk is deprecated

Thank you for reporting this bug and for your efforts to make
Ubuntu better. As Xorg has improved this past year, an unfortunate side
effect of these improvements is that it has rendered several design
assumptions in displayconfig-gtk obsolete. So, starting with Hardy we
are no longer putting displayconfig-gtk forth as a primary configuration
tool, and are putting our development focus into the Screen Resolution
applet. As a result, we do not plan to fix this bug and thus are closing

For more background on this change, please see this page:

Changed in displayconfig-gtk:
status: New → Won't Fix
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