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taurusx5 05-18-2008 04:27 PM

Screen Resolution Stretched Too Much...Need Help
I set my screen resolution to 1024x768 and the screen stretches. This is strange because on XP, this same screen resolution doesn't stretch with pics and fonts looking normal and not stretched. And mind you, my laptop is widescreen. I don't understand this at all. What must I do to fix this problem?

biophysics 05-18-2008 05:28 PM

Look in XP and tell us what is the correct resolution there ?

Now paste your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.

also type in a Terminal:

xrandr -q

post all there we will try to see.

taurusx5 05-18-2008 06:39 PM

biophysics, I said before that XP is at 1024x768 resolution. I got XP as guest on my widescreen laptop with ubuntu 7.10 as host. Here is the results of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as you requested, and below that is the results of xrandr -q. Let me know what you think.

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

x@xx:~$ xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1280 x 1280
VGA disconnected (normal left inverted right)
LVDS connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right) 305mm x 183mm
1280x768 60.0 + 60.0
1024x768 60.0*
800x600 60.3
640x480 59.9

biophysics 05-19-2008 03:06 PM

In the first post u did _not_ tell anything about "host" and guest. I assumed it was dual-boot.

You need to change the driver in xorg.conf (see the posts below)

Also when ever you post please tell us:
What is the distro / version
uname -a

taurusx5 05-20-2008 07:16 PM

biophysics, the links you gave are meant for issues not like my own. i have a question for you. by running the following command: 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg --frontend=gnome' i was presented with a list of drivers. will any of these drivers work? in other words, if i choose any driver from the list, will it mess up my computer?

fbianconi 05-20-2008 07:34 PM

1024x768 its a 4:3 aspect ratio (multiples of 256) for a screen. if your laptop is setted on that resolution it'l be stretched. For looking right is should be something like 1280x720 for a 16:9 aspect, but I'm just guessing because I don't have one nor I know about it's resolutions.
By the way you should try to left only the desired screen resolution on xorg.conf screen section.

taurusx5 05-26-2008 01:36 PM

fbianconi, then how come in xp as guest on my computer, does the 1024x768 resolution not look stretched? In contrast, my ubuntu host resolution looks stretched.

fbianconi 06-03-2008 06:15 PM

I don't know, I think it's a subjective matter. I think you are used to that stretching, so you don't notice it.
A difference can be noticed by changing the resolution on windows i.e. to 1280x720
There's no intent to harm. I just can't explain what you describe to myself.

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