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Old 11-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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Monitor wont display 1280x800 resolution

I cant get a wide screen resolution on Fedora Core 3. I have about an inch of unused space on either edge of my monitor and the display is set to 1280x960. 1280x800 is not an option under the setting tab in display settings. Under the hardware tab i have the monitor set to the generic LCD 1280x800 display. My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-S580P and i cant any more specifics on the actual model of the display. The GPU is an NVIDIA 6400 go.

Thanx in advance all
Old 11-07-2005, 11:56 PM   #2
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Hi, do you have the nvidia driver installed?...if not there is plenty of info on this site about installing it.
Does fedora use xfree or xorg?
You can set the default resolutions with either of those files within the screen section, this is a snippet from my /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"


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