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Adding a widescreen monitor in Linux

Aug 04, 2009, 15:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"When I did plug it in it wasn't horrible. The biggest problem I had was the new aspect ratio of the monitor (16:9) was causing everything on the screen to seem stretched with the previous resolution (1280×1024).

"The monitor itself was reporting that the ideal resolution was 1920×1080, so I figured it was just a matter of adding the correct mode to the "Screen" section of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (see more about this in my article "Get to know Linux: Understanding the xorg.conf file"). It wasn't that easy."

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