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Old 03-20-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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Widescreen Display


Hi all
I use a 17" Widescreen LCD tv as my monitor. I run FC3. Is there anyway that i can get a 16:10 ratio or 1280x768 resolution on my computer. I use ATI Radeon 9800 Pro with 256MB. I would love to use the widescreen feature rather than streching the screen from 1024x768 to 1280x768. I would greatly appreciate your help.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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Sure, just change your resolution to fit your screen.. I've done 1280x800 on some screens with no problems.. you don't have to use the standard settings for square screens.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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My monitor does not support 1280x800 resolution. The only resolutions it supports are 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x768. I can only set it to 16:10 and not 16:9.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 11:12 PM   #4
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My monitor does not support 1280x800 resolution. The only resolutions it supports are 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x768. I can only set it to 16:10 and not 16:9.
What kind of monitor is it?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 11:18 PM   #5
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Its a Samsung LTM1775W LCD TV
 
Old 04-24-2005, 12:42 AM   #6
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Well i finally got it to work.

i added a line in xorg.conf under the screen section. I added "1280x768" in modes and restarted. It worked and now iam enjoying the Wide Screen effect. Looks awesome. Another reason to not use windows.

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
#Option "backingstore"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x768" "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0 # initial origin if mode is smaller than desktop
# Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
  


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