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I just got a brand new 1080p monitor but it requires a 1920x1080 60Hz resolution and I have no idea how to do that on mint. I'm running Mint 12 ...
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    Unhappy I don't now how to change the Hz frequency!


    I just got a brand new 1080p monitor but it requires a 1920x1080 60Hz resolution and I have no idea how to do that on mint. I'm running Mint 12 Lisa on a 2005 Gateway computer. The monitor is hooked up through VGA. I just really need someone(anyone!) to take me step by step to change the resolution. My monitor is all black when I try to plug in the connection. Please help! Ah! I'm getting so frustrated with Linux Mint. Gosh,

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here, if any.

    * Its Capital X in X11.
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    I do not have that file in the X11 folder, though. I tried to edit it with the help of an online tutorial but now it's sitting in my Home folder and I cannot save any changes to it. I also do not seem to have permission to move the file into the file system, even though I am the only user on this computer. Ugh.

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    Press Alt+F2. A command dialog box will pop up. Type this
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Hit Enter key. A blank xorg.conf file will be opened in Gedit.

    Paste following code in file, save it and reboot machine.

    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
             Identifier "Configured Monitor"
             HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0
             VertRefresh 50 - 160
     EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Default Screen"
            Monitor "Configured Monitor"
            Device "Configured Video Device"
            DefaultDepth 24
            Subsection "Display"
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1920x1080" "1280x1024" "1024x768" 
            EndSubsection
    EndSection
    In case it doesn't work, rename file.
    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    sudo mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
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    It all worked completely perfect! It saved and everything without any errors : ) But now, what do I do?

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    Oh nevermind! I figured everything out! Thank you so much! I could not have done this without your amazing help! You're awesome!

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    Glad to help you ! Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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