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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Widescreen Laptops & Linux.
From: James Lancaster <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 00:44:16 -0500
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On Wednesday 13 August 2003 15:37, you 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.

Off hand, Try going into /etc/X11/XF86Config and replacing the 1280x960 with 
1280x800 and unles the monitor is rather wierd it should work (assuming xf86 
>= 4.0)

If that doesn't work, I know someone who does who I can ask tommarrow.

James L

> I'd hoped to be able to ask on Monday night, but life intervened (as is
> usual).
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