Setting up the Sharp LL-172C-B Monitor on Ubuntu 9.04

Here’s the magic to get the video mode set right for the Sharp LL-172C-B monitor (1280×1024) on Ubuntu 9.04:

First, run CVT to get the modeline:

$ cvt 1280 1024

Copy the output from that into the Screen section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
    # 1280x1024 59.89 Hz (CVT 1.31M4) hsync: 63.67 kHz; pclk: 109.00 MHz
    Modeline "1280x1024_60.00"  109.00  1280 1368 1496 1712  1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync

Restart X and you’re in business.

Update: I found I needed to tune the values a little bit. See the post here for more details.

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