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Old 05-16-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
jk21
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Stretched resolution from 1024x768 to 1280x800


I apologize in advance if I missed the answer to this question - I saw other threads about this, but I didn't find a solution. I'm running Gentoo and Debian on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A70), and the monitor is a wide-screen monitor. The default resolution is 1280x800, which is fine for desktops, but it has issues with full-screen games. By default, it appears that X is stretching games in 1024x768 resolution to fit the higher resolution. In Winblows, when something runs full screen at 1024x768, it just puts it in the center of the screen. I've got bios set to do the same thing - my grub menu is put right in the middle of the screen (it's at 640x480). I'd like to get X to stop stretching low res stuff, but I'm not sure how to do that. I can post my xorg.conf file if anyone wants. The laptop has an ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility card, and I'm using the DRI driver (not the ATI proprietary driver). Thanks!
 
Old 05-19-2006, 03:37 AM   #2
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See if the part about the 'modeline' configuration helps here:

http://mbreen.com/installfc3.html#display

It may give you the true aspect ratio you are looking for - if you haven't added that already. (Note that you should probably remove the "_60.00" portion, I've read that this causes some other configuration upsets).

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Old 05-19-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply - I tried that, but it's still operating the same way. I think that article was just about getting the laptop to go to 1280x800 resolution at all. I got most of my configuration settings from http://www.computx.us/gentoo-A70.html, and that got me the 1280x800 resolution.
 
  


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