More on widescreen monitor
- From: RMK <RMK@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:48:27 +0000
Apparently a Matrox G550 doesn't do 1680x1050. It is an older card so I
am not surprised. I googled up some links that seem to suggest that it
will go higher than 1280x1024 but the Matrox web site says absolutely not.
I have experimented with new modelines but can't make any work in
I cranked up a Knoppix live cd and got the usual list of resolutions
starting with 1280x1024 at the highest. However, in the
/etc/X11/XFConfig-4 file there are a list of "Extended modelines with GTF
timings" that go way beyond that resolution. In fact it goes clear up to
"Modeline "1920x1200" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242
Cycling through the modes with Ctrl-Alt + only gets the standard settings.
Googling about Extended modelines only brings up other's config files with
the same entries as mine. So far all the man pages I have looked at don't
Anyone know what an extended modeline is? And how to access it?
I am going to need a new adapter card, which is no big deal. Just not
sure which one to get, other than it probably needs to be nVidia based.
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