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Old 01-27-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Not your usual Widescreen problem


I'm relatively new to Linux and I need some help.

I have a widescreen LCD moniter which, in windows, runs at 1280x800. Now I have tries for about 2 weeks now to use this resolution in Linux, with no luck. I have followed to the letter all the advice I can find on various forums, but it seems like I cannot get to run in that resolution without my moniter coming up with a blank screen and a 'Mode not supported' message box. I have the feeling my moniter is reeeally bad as all modeline generators I have tried say that it cant run at that resolution with the refresh rate I input . I would really appreciate any help you could give. I am currently running Fedora Core 3, but I was using Mandrake 10 - both giving me no better a response then the other, Mandrake giving me a Virtual 1280x800 on occasion, but not a native one.

My moniter is a Proview 15.4" Widescreen EM-W15. The specs are as follows

Pixel Pitch: 0.259mm

The only Timings I can find in the manual are as follows:

640x480 31.47kHz Horizontal 60Hz Vertical
720x400 31.47kHz Horizontal 70Hz Vertical
800x600 37.88kHz Horizontal 60.3Hz Vertical
1024x768 48.36kHz Horizontal 60Hz Vertical
1280x768 47.7kHz Horizontal 60Hz Vertical
1280x800 50kHz Horizontal 60Hz Vertical

Thanks in advance

Old 01-27-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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Try putting the following into your Monitor section:
Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841

And have as your only modes line in Screen:
Modes "1280x800@60"

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You could also google for "1280x800" "EM-W15"
or as root run:
gtf 1280 800 60 -x


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