Hoary live preview - widescreen displays

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Fri Mar 25 07:47:39 UTC 2005


On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 06:28:53PM +1100, Cameron Hutchison wrote:
> I've just booted the hoary live preview disk on my Dell Inspiron 8500
> laptop which has a widescreen display, but the full dimensions are not
> being used.
> 
> The panel has pixel dimensions of 1680x1050 (WSXGA), but I am getting a
> display of size 1400x1050 (SXGA).
> 
> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file has a display mode of "1680x1050" (only), so
> the pixel dimensions of the panel appear to be correctly detected, but
> the xorg.log file indicates that this is an unknown mode and drops back
> to 1400x1050. Looking in that log indicates that X only knows about one
> widescreen mode - 1920x1200 (WUXGA).
> 
> It would be nice if X knew about the other widescreen modes - there is
> also a 1280x800 mode (WXGA).

The fix for this is pending, and will be added in the next xorg revision.
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