Hot on the heels of my one about KDE, my monitor (1280x1024)
failed. I bought a new one to the current standard of 16x9.
The docs said (indirectly) that Linux was supported. I
changed my screen resolution in MCC, and KDE was quite happy
with that. Xfce ignored it. The solution was easy enough to
find by Googling, and is worth repeating.
for xfce v4.0: go to you home directory, in the
".config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml" subdirectory you'll
find the file "displays.xml", edit it with the appropriate
resolution and frequency, you'll be fine.
Sure enough, the old resolution was still specified there. I
haven't looked at the frequency, but changing the resolution
fixed the immediate problem. The monitor is now working very
One of the results of the desktop not being integrated with
the OS, as Windows is.