My old CRT monitor burned out and I've replaced it with a ViewSonic
VG2030WM, which has a resolution of 1680 X 1050 @ 60Hz. Kudzu (or
whatever configures new hardware) set it to 1280 X 1024 & 60Hz, which
works fine, although everything is a little larger than I want. The
monitor model isn't listed in system-config-display so I've set this to
the generic "LCD Panel 1680 X 1050". But when under "Display
I set the resolution to 1680 X 1050, the next time I try logging in or
rebooting the monitor hangs the system. Exactly how I get around this
isn't clear -- sometimes the system goes back to 1280 X 1024 after
several attempts to reboot, and once I got the screen back by starting
to type something at the command line login prompt that appears briefly
before X starts.
The problem is not with the monitor, as it works fine with the
recommended resolution of 1680 X 1050 when I bring up the dual booting
Windows XP system.
Any suggestions at how to proceed to get a higher resolution on this
monitor with FC6 and a gnome desktop? Thanks for the help.