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Dude - this sounds more like just incorrect monitor settings than a bad driver. On the PC, the monitor itself should have controls that let you adjust how wide or narrow your horizontal image should be, among many other controls (vertical size, brightness, contrast, etc, etc)
On a laptop, I believe that certain resolutions may result in an image that does not the full screen space. Have you tried using a higher resolution, to see if one of them may produce the desired results (ie, an image that fills the screen)? -- J.W.
Well now you can appreciate how much Fedora had advanced in just four years
And STILL you don't have an answer :O
Well, I found this thread while aut atrollin for the same answer.
Yes, I can do thing with Fedora 7. And very nicely. But when I installed a brand spanking new wide screen monitor which didn't exist 4 years ago, I got a regular monitor displayed inside the wide screen. That is, a 3" wide unused band down the left side. Oh, I got 1680x1050 resolution all right, just squished in on the sides so that it was the same aspect ratio as before.
Now I learn that ATI has shipped their proprietary driver with a but in it, and don't plan on fixing it until July, and of course, won't let anyone else.
So I fixed it by telling my xorg.conf file that the driver is "vesa" and settling for a lower resolution that fills the screen. Sheesh