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Screen Resolution on External Monitor from RHEL 6.3

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RedHat Screen Resolution on External Monitor from RHEL 6.3

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I have a KVM or External monitor (19" Dell) that I am trying to hook up to a laptop running RHEL 6.3 (via VGA which is the only option). When I connect it, and go to System->Preferences->Display, the max resolution option it provides me for these external devices is 1280x1024. Now, the KVM should provide a maximum resolution capability of 1600x1200, and the Dell monitor should have a capability of 1920x1080. Neither of those come up. How do I get this to work? I was reading online that Red Hat OS needs to be configured for the graphics card on the laptop in order to provide higher resolutions. I would hope it's simpler to this. Any hints or tips?
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You are limited by the available resolutions on your laptop. No way around that.
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The screen resolution of the laptop is 1600x900. It should at least get close to that. I was able to figure out yesterday that for RHEL6.3, the xorg.conf file is no longer there (this was a way to manually set resolutions for internal and external screens). So I had to find an alternative and found all this information on xrandr, which i was able to manipulate in order to add the resolutions that I wanted. But I feel that if xorg is more automated, Red Hat should provide some sort of way to fix this issue. Any thoughts?
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