Problem with screen resolution in F8
davidsen at tmr.com
Tue Nov 27 05:02:43 UTC 2007
zephod at cfl.rr.com wrote:
> ---- Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com> wrote:
>> zephod at cfl.rr.com wrote:
>>> The first time I logged in after installing F8, the background picture covered the entire screen but the top menu bar and bottom task bar only extended about 2/3 the width of the screen and the bottom task bar was not at the bottom of the screen but about 1/2 the way up.
>>> After playing with the screen resolutions, I have 1152x864 at 60Hz and the bars extend all the way across the screen and the task bar is at the bottom.
>>> I have 2 problems:
>>> 1) The 1st 1/2 inch of the screen is missing of the left side which, for some reason is really bugging me.
>>> 2) The resolution I really want is 1280x1024 at 75Hz. This is a dual boot machine at 1280x1024 at 75Hz is what I use in Windows
>>> Can anyone give me some ideas as to why I can't get my desired resolution?
>> I had a similar problem with a totally different machine, but solved it
>> by assuming the display wasn't being recognized. So I used the hardware
>> admin to set the display to generic 1280x1024 LCD and then selected the
>> resolution from the preferences menu.
> Unfortunately, 1280x1024 is not an option from System->Preferences->Hardware->Screen Resolution or System->Administration->Display. I have added 1280x1024 to the mode line in my Xorg.conf file and the display resolution is now correct but the top menu bar (GNOME) is not the correct size and the GDM login scrren size is not correct.
What I set was the display hardware type, to "generic 1280x1024" which
then worked fine. After that you can select the matching screen resolutions.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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