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Projector & Screen Size

Postby barryp on Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:34 am

Hi All!

I'm using Mint 4 KDE CE on both my laptop & may main desktop & am very happy. The best distro I've tried by a long chalk! Huge thanks to Clem & everyone.

I'm still dual booting my Toshiba Tecra A3X with Win XP because of hardware peripheral issues. A big step for me would be if I could get my data projector to display the correct screen size. It's an Infocus LP120.

I have experimented with Fn F5 which seems to work Ok & on my laptop display I see the usual 1024x768, but a big vertical section at the left hand end of the projected desktop is missing. Reading the forums eg Ubuntu, I've experimented with xorg.conf without success, usually I end up restoring the backup.

I also looked in the System Settings-Peripherals- Monitor & Display dialogue but notice that if I select "Second Screen" the maximum size available on the slider is 800 by 600.

Here's the appropriate section of my xorg.conf, you can see that the graphics card is a Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"


I'd appreciate any help with this, it would be a big step towards finally ditching Windows for good.

Can I also add another question - can anyone recommend webcams that will work with Mint? My Creative Vf0070 doesn't seem to be compatible.

Thanks & best wishes

Barry.
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Re: Projector & Screen Size

Postby Husse on Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:25 am

Have you tried xrandr?
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2
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Re: Projector & Screen Size

Postby barryp on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:37 pm

Thanks Husse!

I've been offline for a few days but I'll look into it.

Cheers!

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