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    Question 1680x1050 Help


    Sorry I am very new to this forum, please forgive me if I posted this in the wrong place. I have been having some truble getting my widescreen monider to work with linux. This is my first time, so you will have to walk me past the basics. My problem is: I can see eveything on the screen, it's just stretched. Instead of a square, I see a rectangle. Instead of a circle, there's a oval. The image isn't wide. It's just a stretched version of a normal screen.

    I looked under "Preferences" and under "Screen Resolution" but the bigest screen size is 1024x768.
    I deeply thank you for your help.

    best wishes, Aga.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You didn't say what video card you are running, but assuming that you have all the correct drivers already installed, try running the following command to reconfigure the X server:

    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    ..note that you'll need root permissions to run that command

    It's been awhile since I last installed Debian, so if any of the above is in error, perhaps someone will be kind enough to post a correction.

    Let us know how it goes.
    oz

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    My video card is the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT.

    About the script you showed me, I tried it, but all it wanted to do is reconfigure my keyboard. What I think will work is a script like that, but to recalibrate the screen resolution. Maybe I did something wrong, and it can fix the screen to? As I displayed above, I am still very new to Linux. If there's anymore you need to know about my video card and screen, just ask. And I will try my best to find the answer.

    Again I thank you for your patronage and aid.

    Aga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agalychnis View Post
    About the script you showed me, I tried it, but all it wanted to do is reconfigure my keyboard.
    By any chance are you running Debian lenny? In this version with xorg 7.3 I believe, the dpkg command you ran no longer reconfigures the video card. It's supposed to auto-detect, but it doesn't look to be doing a good job of it, so you'll probably have to manually modify your xorg.conf file.

    Can you post the following:

    1. The contents of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

    2. The output of "dpkg -l | grep nvidia"

    -Mike C.

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    1. The contents of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

    2. The output of "dpkg -l | grep nvidia"
    The file xorg.conf reads the following:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    As for the output of dpkg -l | grep nvidia:
    I typed it into the terminal (if thats what you wanted), and nothing happened. Sorry.

    EDIT- yes, I am running the Lenny version.

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    Sorry, I found out all I had to do is install the newest driver. Thanks for your help anyway.

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