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Old 09-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Set aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9?

As you see Im a newbie, so I have a hdtv as a monitor hooked up to my desktop and this monitor is set to 1024X768 4:3. My monitor is suppose to be originally set 1024X768 16:9. In the nvidia X settings is not listed. So how can I change the aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9? My graphics card is: nvidia FX 5200 128MB (Ubuntu 10.04). Thanks

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Old 09-25-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
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Try running nvidia-settings. It has everything about fine tuning your desktop and display.
Old 09-25-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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If you open a terminal and run "nvidia-settings", you may well get the same graphic control display you should already have installed.

Try to type " nvidia-setting -h" and look at the command options. They should give you more control over what you need to set up your screen, using commands in the terminal.

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Old 09-25-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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Like I said, I don't see how can I change the aspect ratio to 16:9 in nvidia settings, in 1024X796 i can only choose 4:3, thanks!!

Well, I think i can only do it with terminal.
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Originally Posted by antareslq View Post
so I have a hdtv as a monitor hooked up to my desktop
Is there infos in the documentation of the hdtv about using it as a monitor ?
I own a Samsung TV and there is a "Connecting to a PC" part in the user manual booklet, with the parameters to use to get the right definition.

Can you post your xorg.conf file and the xorg server version on your desktop.


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