Re: Problems with wide screen and GNOME


On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 10:15 -0700, MHR wrote:
> I am running a (fully updated) CentOS 5.2 x86_64 box that has been
> working just fine for over a year, with a few minor glitches (like
> this one?) here and there.
> I just picked up an Emprex LE22A3 (21.6" 1680x1050 WSXGA) monitor and
> tried to get it work nicely with my system, and it works fine until I
> login to GNOME.
> During the boot, all the way up to and including the login screen, I
> get the full 1680x1050 resolution, and also on the secondary consoles.
> However, when I login to my GNOME desktop, the screen gets reset to
> 1280x1024 and refuses to work in widescreen mode at all.
> I've run through every scenario I (and some of the CentOS list folks)
> can think of, all kinds of tweaks to xorg.conf, even downloaded the
> latest and greatest nvidia driver, and every time, without fail,
> during the blackout between the login screen and the desktop, the
> video gets reset.  I've tried using system-config-display and manual
> tweaks, and nothing seems to shake this.  I've even rebooted (in case
> it was a kudzu related thing), but no.  S-c-d shows that the monitor
> is a "Generic LCD 1680x1050", but even after it sets the mode up for
> 16x10, it goes back to 1280x1024.  I even set it so that the only mode
> listed in the Modes in xorg.conf is "1680x1050" and no go.
> I went through and manually deleted all the older nvidia driver files
> to make sure there was no confusion (although I'm not sure this
> actually made a difference).
> Is there anything I'm missing?  Some other configuration file or
> record somewhere I need to tweak?
with gconf-editor, check "/desktop/gnome/screen/default/0/resolution" .

> Thanks.
> mhr
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Ritesh Khadgaray
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Desktop LinuX N Stuff, RHCE
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