Wide Screen distortion

Terence Simpson stdin at stdin.me.uk
Thu Aug 9 03:26:47 BST 2007


Brendan wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 August 2007, Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
>   
>> 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"
>>> EndSection
>>>
>>> Section "Monitor"
>>>         Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
>>>         Option          "DPMS"
>>> EndSection
>>>
>>> Section "Screen"
>>>         Identifier      "Default Screen"
>>>         Device          "NVIDIA"
>>>         Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
>>>         DefaultDepth    24
>>>         SubSection "Display"
>>>                 Depth           24
>>>                 Modes           "1680x1050"
>>>         EndSubSection
>>> EndSection
>>>       
>> 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.
>>     
>
> Hmmmmm, are you sure bout that? When I reset my xorg.conf to ONLY have 
> 1680x1050, Kubuntu "System Settings" etc. etc. magically changed to having 
> that as the only resolution. Perchance you think it doesn't read xorg.conf?
>
>   
X can read some settings from the monitor itself. My laptop monitor is 
always set to 1280x800 no matter what's in xorg.conf





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