Wide Screen distortion

Brendan mailinglist at endosquid.com
Thu Aug 9 01:57:42 UTC 2007


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?




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