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Old 10-08-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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adjusting resolution on widescreen laptop

hi,i got a zd7000 laptop from HP. its 17" and has resolution of 1440*900. Mandrke 9.1 does not offer this as a choice in its list of resolutions. as a result only a portion of my screeen is used.
What shud i do so as to get the screen covered totally ?
Old 10-12-2003, 11:03 PM   #2
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Hi. You posted this a while ago, so I don't know if you're still waiting for a response, but....

Try editing /etc/X11/XF86Config.

There's a line (or maybe more) starting with Modes.

put "1440x900" as the fist pair of values on the Modes lines.

Old 12-10-2003, 11:55 PM   #3
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Hey, just wondering, how is the zd7000 working for ya? Sleep and all the good stuff notbooks have working? I was going to get one, and run linux also. Does everything work, and did you get your MS rebate?

I was waiting for the Apple G5 powerbooks to come out just so I could get that size of screen, but I'd much rather have a x86 processor, and HT to boot.

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I have a HP zd7000 wit the 15" screen. Does any one know how to configure X to work with this screen. It has a resolution of 1280x800. If any one knows how please email me at
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I found a lot of good info here and here . Those are probably your best bet.

Old 01-21-2004, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the post. Ive been to the zd7000 forum, unfortunatly i have the 15" screen and all the people there have the 17" screen. It has a different resolution and I am having trouble adapting their X config files. Thanks anyways. Mabey the gentoo forum will help a little. If any one knows anything about configuring x and the nvidia driver, please help. I can get x to use the nvidia driver but when x loads the screen is compressed and only on the left half of the screen. Thanks again.



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