Wide Screen distortion

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Aug 9 13:21:31 UTC 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*.

Yes, it 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.

Sure it will.  It's _just_ a string.  It doesn't actually mean anything.

The point is, Brendan's configuration works.  Tim's doesn't - but Tim also
doesn't have an xorg.conf that shows 1680x1050, so it's no surprise.
-- 
derek





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