[CS-FSLUG] Changing monitors

John Mark Clayton clayton256 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 21:20:45 CDT 2007

There may be an easier procedure, but this is what I've done and heard
suggested by others: With the old monitor, run the X config tool (sudo
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg for Ubuntu) and set to basic VGA.
Install the new monitor.  Rerun the configure tool to set up for the
new monitor.

On 7/19/07, Frank Bax <fbax at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> What is the correct procedure for changing monitors under Linux?
> I remember that when I've done it the past; I've found that the "new"
> monitor might not like the frequencies used by the "one" old and Linux
> didn't automatically notice that a different monitor was connected.  How
> does one avoid this problem?
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