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  1. #1

    Default Streeched out desktop

    I have a simple 20 in wide screen monitor. After installing opensuse 11 I cannot get the screen resolution to look good. Everything is screeched out and small. I have tried a few different resolutions but none seem to fix it. I know there is like 5 different places I can change screen resolution but can get any to work right.

    Most of the time when I change it I lose the panel and have to reboot. After the reboot I'm back to the default resolution again. Any advice?

  2. #2

    Question Re: Streeched out desktop

    OK so I figured out how to get the desktop unstretched but now its back to the non wide screen ratio so I have giant black bars on the sides. any help on getting a normal resolution???

  3. #3

    Default Re: Streeched out desktop

    What is your video card or GPU, and what is the optimal resolution for your LCD? Also, run the following command from a console and post the results here;

    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Last edited by harryc56; 26-Jun-2008 at 18:48.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Streeched out desktop

    Nvidia 8600 gt

    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2008-06-26T19:00:31-0500.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "evdev"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
    Option "Name" "Logitech Media Play Mouse"
    Option "Pass" "3"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "evBits" "+1-2"
    Option "keyBits" "~272-287"
    Option "relBits" "~0-2 ~6 ~8"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[3]"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
    DisplaySize 431 269
    HorizSync 30-82
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "A4331A 20-INCH DISPLAY"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1600x1024"
    VendorName "HP"
    VertRefresh 50-150
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "GeForce 8600 GT"
    BusID "1:0:0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Screen 0
    VendorName "NVidia"
    EndSection



    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "on"
    EndSection

  5. #5

    Default Re: Streeched out desktop

    Is display size and aspect ratio set correctly in sax2 for your LCD?

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    Default Re: Streeched out desktop

    On 06/27/2008 jaybott wrote:
    > Nvidia 8600 gt


    I had the same effect with an NVidia card and a 22" screen. It went away after I installed the NVidia drivers *and* set the monitor to its physical resolution in sax2.

    Uwe

  7. #7

    Default Re: Streeched out desktop

    Yea looks like the nvidia drivers installed by default with the initial install. Is there a newer version than what I am using?

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