I have a HP 2009v LCD monitor with VGA input which is plugged to my laptop with Intel graphics card. Windows recognizes the maximum resolution (
1600x900) and displays the desktop correctly. Ubuntu 12.04, on the other hand, fails to recognize the maximum resolution and lists only
I tried to add a mode manually using
cvt 1600x900 and
xrandr --newmode. When I switch to this new mode, though, the output gets distorted and the visible area shrinks to the 2/3 of the actual screen.
I suspect that the mode parameters (generated by
cvt) are incorrect for this specific monitor but I don't have a clue how to correct them.
Is there a way to guess these parameters? Can I steal them from Windows drivers? Is there any other solution that does not require fiddling these numbers?