Re: [SLUG] Dumb monitor question

From: Eben King (
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 14:15:14 EDT

On Tue, 26 May 2009, Bob Stia wrote:

> Seeking some advice here. My lcd monitor is dying. In looking for a
> replacement I am wondering if I should go wide screen. Is there any problem
> with making it display properly? Manually configuring files? Running an
> nvidia fx5700 video card.

My laptop's screen is 1440x900 (8:5 aka wide). When I first got it (a few
years ago), X (or maybe XFCE) wouldn't autodetect it, and the closest
resolution it offered was 1024x768. I had to enter the correct resolution
manually, and it worked fine.

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