Re: [SLUG] Dumb monitor question

From: Eben King (
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 18:39:52 EDT

On Thu, 28 May 2009, draeath wrote:

> You'll only have issues with fullscreen 3D stuff, if the software/game
> doesn't properly support the aspect ratio. Generally games would be
> the only thing that would be trouble, but there's a solution:
> Learn how to use "nvidia-settings" and you can get your GPU to scale
> the resolution up to your monitor, while keeping the aspect ratio
> correct.
> Note, some LCDs have this support built in, and this is of varying
> quality. Mine doesn't to aspect-locked scaling for instance, while my
> friends does (but it looks like crap).

What does it mean to do aspect-locked scaling? Do you see pillarboxing?
For example, on a 1440x900 monitor, you'd have a 1200x900 image with
120-pixel-wide black bar on each side.

-eben      QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP

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