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Old 10-02-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
liangchen
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linux 9 does not support my wide-screen monitor?


Hi guys,

I am new to linux. I installed redhat linux9 on my laptop (Dell Latitude D800). It worked well on other hardware, except the 15'4" monitor. Now I can use it as 14" monitor.

Can you help me with finding a new driver?
 
Old 10-02-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:31 PM   #3
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I have a D800 and was thinking about doing a dual boot with WinXP and Mandrake. I was wondering how RH is running?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:59 PM   #4
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say redhat 9, not linux 9, saying redhat and saying linux are not interchangeable, redhat is a type of linux, not vice versa.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:51 AM   #5
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liangchen,
If your under X (gnome or KDE), open up a terminal and type redhat-config-xfree86
enter your root password, and here you'll be able to reconfigure the settings for the video card.

Ginux
 
Old 06-14-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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Wink

"you can't just sit down install Linux and expect it to do something, work with it people!"

You obviously arem't installing Fedora 7. I install it and do thigns with it a lot
And I love the Moonshine.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 03:40 PM   #7
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considering fedora 7 didn't exist 4 years ago when the thread was started, that's a safe bet.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 04:06 PM   #8
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wow, and suddenly, 4 years after my message I get an e-mail about this thread... lq keeps records a VERY long time....
 
Old 06-15-2007, 07:23 PM   #9
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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
 
Old 06-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #10
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Redacted for stupidity.

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