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Old 08-04-2009, 05:15 AM   #1
vishalkhialani
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xorg.conf wide screen lcd monitor


Hi,
I am using Linux 2.6.29-020629-generic #020629 SMP Tue Mar 24 12:03:21 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux ubuntu.


I have a widescreen lcd laptop and the current resolution is set at 1280x768 pls see output of xrandr here for more information http://pastebin.com/m16e46a97

I want to change the resolution to 1024x768. I can do in ubuntu' display tool. The problem is that once I change it, the output does not take up the whole screen it has blank spots on the left and right side

For a better understanding please have a look at http://imagebin.ca/view/3X0O4a.html and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FMGtXO-Lps

In open suse the system sets it at 1024x768 without any blanks on the left and right corner. You can have a look at it here http://pastebin.ca/1505472.

My current xorg.conf is details is at http://pastebin.ca/1516381.

Please also find my xorg.0.log at http://pastebin.ca/1516404

The lcd does not have any controls to tweak so that is out of the question also.

I found this topic on a forum and tried it to but it was not helpful for me.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2113867



Any help will be apprecaited
Cheers,
Vishal Khialani
 
Old 08-04-2009, 05:26 AM   #2
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As I understand it, there are two places you can control scaling, and neither of them is your X server - the graphics card and the LCD. It's not impossible for the monitor to handle this (I always run at native res, so I'm not sure, but I think mine can do this), but if it can't, you're stuck with getting the card to do it. If you have an Nvidia card and are willing to install the proprietary drivers, I believe they can control how non-native resolutions are handled.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:30 AM   #3
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Intel graphics card

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As I understand it, there are two places you can control scaling, and neither of them is your X server - the graphics card and the LCD. It's not impossible for the monitor to handle this (I always run at native res, so I'm not sure, but I think mine can do this), but if it can't, you're stuck with getting the card to do it. If you have an Nvidia card and are willing to install the proprietary drivers, I believe they can control how non-native resolutions are handled.
Hi,
I see that I need to do this from the graphic card or the lcd monitor. How would that me done on the intel graphic card any clue ?

I am not having Nvidia.

Cheers,
Vishal Khialani
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:36 AM   #4
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Hm. Unfortunately, I haven't got much else for you. The only thing I came up with after Googling for a bit was that xrandr may be able to kludge it with --transform - the Intel driver doesn't seem to have an option for this. Sorry and good luck. :/
 
  


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