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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Widescreen Laptops & Linux.
From: "M. Osten" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 13 Aug 2003 18:17:00 -0500
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On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 15:37, Noah Romer wrote:
> Has anyone here run Linux on a widescreen laptop? I recently got access
> to a Compaq Presario X1000 (15.4" widescreen). Windows runs the screen
> at 1280x800 resolution, but I haven't been able to get XFree86 to use
> that resolution (the screen's not in any XFree config db's that I've
> found). The closest I've gotten it is 1280x960 (told the config tool on
> Mandrake that it was someother Compaq LCD). The LCD doesn't seem to have
> a problem running at that resolution, but, as you might suspect,
> everything's compressed vertically.
> I'd hoped to be able to ask on Monday night, but life intervened (as is
> usual).

Well, the problem is that your not using the right tool for the job. 
Ditch the GUI's.  Until you embrace the command line you will continue
to be stumped by trivial problems such as this.  

Do a google search on how to roll your own XFConfig file.
M. Osten

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