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    Linux Enthusiast flipjargendy's Avatar
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    i am wondering if where the file is that i can edit to change my screen resolution manually or if there is any way to get a monitor with a 16:10 screen ratio to have a proper screen resolution.

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    you can set your screen resulution in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/XF86Conf). THe section you edit should look like:
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 1"
    Device "VESA Framebuffer"
    Monitor "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
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    Here is what mine looks like in FC3. i read that if you comment out HorizSync and VertRefresh that the resolution would be normal. But instead of that happening it screwed up my monitor settings, setting them to the lowest resolution and lowest resolution monitor in the "display" menu. i set them back to what i had them at before (the code is what it was before) and restarted again. This time it was back to normal and when i looked at the xorg.conf file the two commented lines were still commented out but it looked like Linux placed two new lines with the same text in them. So things were back to square one.

    Any ideas?

    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
    
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "LCD Panel 1440x900"
            HorizSync    31.5 - 100.0
            VertRefresh  59.0 - 75.0
            Option      "dpms"
    EndSection

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    Also, when i set the screen resolution to 1440x900 everything seems to proportion but i have area on both sides of the screen that are empty black space that is unused (my mouse cannot go inside them).

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