nVidia card not displaying native monitor resolution

My video card on this PC doesen’t show the monitor native rezolution at all.

Video Card: nVidia 9600GT (It’s on DVI port to VGA… the monitor has only VGA connection and the video card has 2 dvi connections so I use it thru an adapter DVI to VGA)

Monitor: Philips Brilliance 190CW (Resolution 1440x900)

It’s there a way how can I create a custom rezolution at 1440x900 ?


If the monitor does not talk to the computer - You need to adjust things in the /etc/xorg/conf.d files in the monitor file

Here is an example from my machine

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "CRT-1"
    HorizSync       55.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
    ModeLine       "1600x900_60.00" 119.00 1600 1696 1864 2128 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync

To calculate the mode line for your res

f you want to add a mode with resolution 1440x900 you can enter the following command: (The output is shown following.) $ cvt 1440 900

I have done like above but not working, see picture.


Working now thanks!

You do have to restart X or reboot. just changing the file does nothing until the sub system is restarted