Wide Screen distortion
Howard Coles Jr.
dhcolesj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 22:04:42 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 07 August 2007 09:52:28 pm Brendan wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 August 2007, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Brendan wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 07 August 2007, Tim Johnson wrote:
> > >> On Tuesday 07 August 2007, Tim Johnson wrote:
> > >> > Hi:
> > >> > I have acquired a new widescreen monitor. Nice to have all the
> > >> > viewing "real estate", but things a now a bit "stretched
> > >> > horizontally". Is there any adjustments to be done from X or KDE?
> > >> > Notes:
> > >> > kubuntu 7.04 amd64, KDE 3.5.6. Acer X221W monitor.
> > >>
> > >> Addendum: Resolution is set at 1680X1050, default depth=24
> > >> xorg.conf
> > >
> > > same monitor and resolution here...
> > > Everything looks dandy.
> > I don't believe that it can actually be using that resolution. If it's
> > using a normal ratio resolution, you'll see stretching. If it's really
> > using 1680x1050, you won't.
> I am using 1680x1050, really. I swear.
> Everything looks ok.
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "NVIDIA"
> Driver "nvidia"
> BusID "PCI:4:0:0"
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Generic Monitor"
> Option "DPMS"
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Device "NVIDIA"
> Monitor "Generic Monitor"
> DefaultDepth 24
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 24
> Modes "1680x1050"
True this is what your xorg.conf file *says* but that doesn't mean that this
is what your resolution actually *is*.
What we have to do is get the refresh rates, monitor size etc. from the
monitor. The Question is what settings for the monitor exist in your
xorg.conf? I think, "Generic Monitor" will not get you very far.
From KDE go to the Kmenu -> "System Settings" -> "Monitor & Display".
Once there, click on the "Administrator Mode" and enter your password.
Then, you can check the various tabs Like "Orientation & Positioning",
and "Hardware" and see if what you have Hardware wise matches what is there.
Howard Coles Jr.
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