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Old 12-27-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
nobby688
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Can't get native 1440x900 resolution on toshiba laptop


Laptop: Toshiba P25-S509
LCD: 1440x900 native
Video: nVidia FX 5200 Go
OS: Fedora Core 3 or Fedora Core 2 (doesn't work for either)

I am trying to get this machine to run at it's native 1440x900 resolution. I've searched the web and everything I've found doesn't work. I modified the xorg.conf file, but it seems that 1152x864 is the highest resolution I can get, so I figure it's the video card. I installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run file and modified the xorg.conf file as the install says, but it still doesn't work. I'm wondering - is it even possible to get this machine to work in the screens native 1440x900 or am i stuck looking at a stretched resolution?

I'll also add that all this tinkering is done on a fresh install of Fedora, so nothing else has been modified. I've tried both Core2 and Core3.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 07:08 PM   #2
Caeda
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Well then go install a decent distro like suse and just pick the resoultion right off the list since its a standard sax2 resolution now.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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Well gee thanks, that was sure helpful to my problem.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 08:47 PM   #4
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do a search in the forums here for 1440x900 since your post others have posted and solutions have been reached, I just fixed this myself and am finding unanswered threads liek this one. the key is to add a 'modeline' to your monitors section of the xorg.conf file.
 
  


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