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Hello I've bought a Vaio VGN-FW12G few days ago. I installed Fedora 9 on it. My screen is WXGA++ with a size of 1600x900 pixels. I can see the whole ...
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    Screen Resolution Problem


    Hello

    I've bought a Vaio VGN-FW12G few days ago.
    I installed Fedora 9 on it. My screen is WXGA++ with a size of 1600x900 pixels. I can see the whole page in my screen, but it seems to be something wrong with it. For example, pictures on the internet are extremely wider than the real size. I've searched for it and configured my xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 folder. But no change. Here is my xorg.conf file:

    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "single head configuration"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "TouchPad" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # keyboard added by rhpxl
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    ModelName "LCD Panel 1600x900"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 74.7
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "1600x900" "1600x1200"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Identifier "TouchPad"
    Option "SendCoreEvents"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
    Option "Protocol" "event"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
    Option "RightEdge" "5300"
    Option "TopEdge" "1700"
    Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
    Option "FingerLow" "25"
    Option "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.06"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.28"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.0020"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "430"
    Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
    Option "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "1"
    EndSection



    Please help me fix the problem.

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    Hello there,

    Your problem is you're using the vesa driver for graphics, which is a generic super vga driver (compatible with most cards). In your device section the driver is loaded:

    Code:
    Driver "vesa"
    Fedora has loaded the vesa driver because it couldn't detect your graphics hardware.

    Looks like your Vaio uses an ATI graphics card so you'll need to download the ATI driver (and have lots of fun installing it) from here:

    ATI Catalyst™ 8.10 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver

    Or ... see here for an alternate Fedora ATI driver

    The Unofficial Fedora FAQ
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    Thanks for your help. I installed the driver. It made changes for me. I can see images with the real size, but still when I goto Display Window, It shows that the resolution is 1360x768. The ratio is same as 1600x900 (which means 16:9), but still there is a problem. maybe I can't have an HD resolution here.

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    Can you post your xorg.conf again?

    You may need to edit your Screen section to add the 1600x900 resolution if it's not there.
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    Code:
    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "single head configuration"
    	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    	InputDevice    "TouchPad" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # keyboard added by rhpxl
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
    	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "TouchPad"
    	Driver      "synaptics"
    	Option	    "SendCoreEvents"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "event"
    	Option	    "SHMConfig" "on"
    	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    	Option	    "Buttons" "7"
    	Option	    "LeftEdge" "1700"
    	Option	    "RightEdge" "5300"
    	Option	    "TopEdge" "1700"
    	Option	    "BottomEdge" "4200"
    	Option	    "FingerLow" "25"
    	Option	    "FingerHigh" "30"
    	Option	    "MaxTapTime" "180"
    	Option	    "MaxTapMove" "220"
    	Option	    "MinSpeed" "0.06"
    	Option	    "MaxSpeed" "0.28"
    	Option	    "AccelFactor" "0.0020"
    	Option	    "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    	Option	    "HorizScrollDelta" "430"
    	Option	    "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
    	Option	    "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1600x900"
    	HorizSync    31.5 - 74.7
    	VertRefresh  56.0 - 65.0
    	Option	    "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"
    	Driver      "radeon"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Videocard0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    I tried adding the following code under Display subsection of Screen section, but nothing happened after I saved it and restarted:
    Code:
    Modes "1600x900"

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