Re: Problems with wide screen and GNOME

----- Original Message ----
> From: MHR <mhullrich gmail com>
> To: gnome-list <gnome-list gnome org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 11:15:38 AM
> Subject: Problems with wide screen and GNOME
> 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?

I wonder if this is related to the problem I have that nobody has been
able to offer suggestions about. For me, with a 1280x800 display, gnome
allows full use of the screen, but asking for "maximum" size gives me just
1024x768. Really wierd... Sorry, doesn't help you, but maybe our
problems lend credence in the eyes of those that decide what bugs to
prioritize?! :)


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