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Old 07-20-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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Quick question about keeping widescreen resolution over other resolutions.


I got a widescreen resolution working just recently. 1280x768, though, I can't get it to stay at x800. It works as long as I don't have other resolutions on the line in my xorg.conf file. If I have other resolutions on the line, it defaults to the one that is not my widescreen resolution(s). My question is, how do I have other resolutions on that same line, so I can play Enemy-Territory at a good speed, in a smaller res, without recieving the problem described above.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 06:42 AM   #2
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It doesn't sound like you've put a modeline entry into this configuration.

Do a Google search for "modeline +Widescreen"

You can see an example here:

http://members.westnet.com.au/rbirdman/widescreen.html

The inset to Michael Breen's page has some good info (just modify your resolution as appropriate).
 
Old 07-21-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thank you, but I am having a difficult time obtaining information on my LCD monitor for my Dell Inspiron laptop. Do most laptops use the same (or close to it) information?
 
  


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