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Old 10-23-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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getting a widescreen monitor to display correctly


I've installed a new 1900x1200 monitor, but cannot seem to get the X display set correctly - the aspect ratio is wrong. I'm running Redhat 9, and have a NVidia GeForce 4 card with the latest driver from nvidia.com. I've manually edited /etc/X11/XF86Config so that "1900x1200" is an available option under System Settings -> Display, and selecting that option has *almost* worked, but not quite: it seems that the actual display I end up with is only 1600x1200. I've also tried to compensate by entering false vert and horz. dpi values, but with no luck. Interestingly, if I select a lower resolution in System Settings -> Display, such as 1280x1024, and then restart X, the 1900x1200 option is gone and I have to go back and edit XF86Config again. So somehow the OS seems to want to max out at 1600x1200.

Is there a way to make this work? (There must be, right? ;-)

Thanks in advance,

David Windt
 
Old 10-24-2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hi,

Please do not crosspost (it's one of the rules).

The answer is in your other thread
 
Old 10-24-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.
 
  


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