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    Default how to add an xrandr resolution

    Even though this thread (How To Add Additional Resolution Using Xrandr? - openSUSE Forums) is locked, I thought I'd post something more useful than "look at the man pages"...

    I used gtf to generate a modeline
    gtf 1920 1200 60

    Then set it with xrandr (getting the "VGA" device name with `xrandr -q`)
    xrandr --newmode "1920x1200_60.00" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242 -HSync +Vsync
    xrandr --addmode VGA "1920x1200_60.00"
    xrandr --size "1920x1200_60.00"

    This seemed to surprisingly just work.

    cheers,
    Nicholas

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    Default Re: how to add an xrandr resolution

    Thanks for sharing this tip. It may offer useful and simple alternative to editing xorg.conf via editor.

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    Default Re: how to add an xrandr resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by gatoatigrado1 View Post
    Even though this thread (How To Add Additional Resolution Using Xrandr? - openSUSE Forums) is locked, I thought I'd post something more useful than "look at the man pages"...

    I used gtf to generate a modeline
    gtf 1920 1200 60

    Then set it with xrandr (getting the "VGA" device name with `xrandr -q`)
    xrandr --newmode "1920x1200_60.00" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242 -HSync +Vsync
    xrandr --addmode VGA "1920x1200_60.00"
    xrandr --size "1920x1200_60.00"

    This seemed to surprisingly just work.

    cheers,
    Nicholas
    Nicholos,

    Thanks for your gtf/xrandr solution. However, this only sticks during a given session. For the new modeline to last, it's still nescesary to tweak xorg.conf. Which I can't seem to figure out.. Can you please explain to me how to adapt it?

    Thanks a million, vinniq

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