[aclug-L] Re: Widescreen Laptops & Linux.
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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
If that doesn't work, I know someone who does who I can ask tommarrow.
> I'd hoped to be able to ask on Monday night, but life intervened (as is
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