[K12OSN] New Monitors

Tomislav Škunca tomislav.skunca at nacional.hr
Tue Jul 21 13:29:43 UTC 2009

On 7/20/09 2:22 PM, j.w. thomas wrote:
> I just got a batch of new LCD monitors for my thin clients to replace
> the old CRT's. These monitors have a 16:9 aspect ratio, but X doesn't
> seem to notice that. It continues to display as 1024x768. The monitor
> compensates by stretching the display.
> I'm running the Centos-based EL5-64. Is there a way to force an
> adjustment? I suppose it's also quite possible that my TC's video can't
> deal with 16:9, but I don't recall offhand what model they are (vintage
> Dell though, I think in the GX series and at least a decade old). I'll
> check that as soon as I can if it makes a difference.
> Thanks for any help!

You can force a client to load a custom xorg.conf file which specifies 
the resolutions you need. But before you do that, have you tried 
changing the resolution through menus in gnome? You might only need to 
change the screen resolution once for every user with the new monitor.

The option i mentioned is in lts.conf:
XF86CONFIG_FILE - location of the xorg.conf file
X_MODE_0 - this option might also work (try setting it to 1680x1050)

Tomislav Škunca
NCL Media Grupa
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