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From: Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Widescreen resolution strangeness with nvidia
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:08:32
Message-Id: 49bf44f10610020800q5e752d34p3db49ce6007fd654@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Widescreen resolution strangeness with nvidia by Hans-Werner Hilse
1 > > The TV has a native resolution of 1366x768 as stated by the
2 > > manufacturer. If I specify that resolution in xorg.conf, it says it's
3 > > an invalid resolution and uses 1360x768 instead.
4 >
5 > Probably because that's the only mode built into the driver near your
6 > desired mode.
7 >
8 > Just put an appropriate modeline in your xorg.conf. Probably you can
9 > google it. But 1366 is a bit strange, though. In most cases, the
10 > horizontal size can be divided by 8, if not 16.
11
12 Ok, I'll play with modelines later today.
13
14 > > This leaves a column of six unused pixels on the left side of the
15 > > screen. If I use the masked version of nvidia-driver, 1366x768 also
16 > > fails, but it is replaced with 1280x768. Strangely, the screen in
17 > > then completely filled. If I back off to the stable driver and
18 > > specify 1280x768, it is accepted and fills the entire screen.
19 > >
20 > > Is an actual resolution of 1280x768 being stretched to fill 1366? If
21 > > so, why isn't 1360x768 stretched to 1366?
22 >
23 > Probably internal logic of the monitor. You'd have to ask its
24 > manufacturer reg. the "why". BTW, you didn't tell how the monitor is
25 > connected. Analog VGA?
26
27 It's connected via DVI. So, it must be a case of 1280x768 being
28 stretched to 1366x768 by the TV right?
29
30 - Grant
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