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Old 07-22-2010, 01:10 AM   #1
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Question Resolution for WideScreens

Hi. I am running linuxmint . Trying to configure my start-up resolutions using the Startup Manager. But they only offer 4:3 resolutions. (My screen is a widescreen, 1600 by 900). So I could check the 1600 x 1200 option but that is not the correct resolution. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Run "xrandr" to list the resolutions.

You could use
gtf 1600 900 59.9 -x

to manually create a modeline to use in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. If this is an LCD monitor, I would just use the native resolution of the monitor. You could add the modeline to the "Monitor" section, and then add the modeline title to the "Display" subsections.
Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1600x900@59" "1440x900" "1152x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1600x900@59" "1440x900" "1152x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Be sure to backup your old xorg.conf file before making changes. E.G. cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bu

Then you can copy over the new xorg.conf with the old one if the Xorg server doesn't start.

Last edited by jschiwal; 07-22-2010 at 01:37 AM.
Old 07-22-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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What's the output when you run the "xrandr" command?


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