sorry, i was confused with the mention of that sis760
the monitor you have, not sure if it is a 4:3 or it is a old 16:9 aspect ratio monitor
No, it's 16:10
looking at this specs
it is a widescreen with a maximum resolution of 1440x900, is that right?
No I have the AL1916W
and as you saw in my previous post, above yours, I've tried 1440x900 already, it's the native resolution of the monitor.
the resolution you mention, 1280x900 is wrong, it would give a very distorted image, the refresh rate of this monitor is 60Hz at all resolutions, this is a lcd, it won't offer anything different than 60Hz, any other value is a error or is fake, lcd on most monitors will only do 60Hz, recent monitors suposedly will give 120Hz but i haven't used them
I've never tried 1280x900 and I don't understand why you bring that up. I've been using this monitor for years on both 1440x900 and 1280x800 and it CAN do 75hz on BOTH resolutions, especially the 1280x800.
the proper resolution for this monitor is 1440x900, lower than that, not distorted and terribly blurred(fugly), maybe, 1280x800 or 1280x720, not 1280x900 if the monitor accepts it, remember that the aspect ratio is 16 times the size horizontal per 9 times vertical, if you have 1280, you have to divide it per 16 and this gives 80, if i multiply it per 9 it gives 720, per ten is 800, based on the fact that the maximum resolution of this monitor is 1440x900 then it is a 16:10 monitor so you should try 1280x800 as the resolution but it is better to use it at the native resolution
about the system not recognizing the monitor, what version of nvidia driver are you using?
in pcc, you can tell the system the type of monitor and them maximum resolution or plug and play
Again, in my previous posts, I've included screenshots of the Control Center and you can see that everything is selected/recognized. But it doesn't matter which settings I choose there. And there isn't a 'max' resolution setting I see, only 'automatic'. Doesn't work either.
I've also tried 'nouveau', but now the nvidia driver is used, but I can't see whether it's using the v.xxxx or current or... whatever. This is what lspci -v prints:
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8235
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 16
Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at f9f00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia-current, nvidia173, nvidiafb