Resolution 1680x1050 is off-center [SOLVED]

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Resolution 1680x1050 is off-center [SOLVED]

Postby dwt0033 on Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:46 am

Greetings,

I recentlyacquired an HP w2007 1680x1050 widescreen monitor. I have an hp pavilion dv6000 laptop. I can get the screen to display at its maximum resolution but whenever I do the screen is always shifted to the right and down a little and there is a big empty black spot on the left side of the screen. I have tried numerous tricks to fix this but I am at a standstill. Any help is appreciated.

regards,
Willis
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Re: Resolution 1680x1050 is off-center.

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:57 am

The laptop is not getting the right info from the monitor (this is done with an app called edid)
Find out the specs for the monitor - vertical refresh and horizontal frequency
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gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Find
Section "Device" and add something like
HorizSync ?.0 - ?.0
VertRefresh ?.0 - ?.0
towards the end and where you replace the question marks with the data you found for the monitor
It might help to add
Driver "intel"
in the same section
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Re: Resolution 1680x1050 is off-center [SOLVED]

Postby dwt0033 on Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:27 pm

I appreciate the response. I found the details online and then i added them to xorg.conf. this caused mint to enter low graphics mode at 800x600.
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Re: Resolution 1680x1050 is off-center.

Postby Husse on Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:53 am

Sounds like a nvidia card
If it is gksu nvidia-settings should help you
If it is not please post your lspci (l is a lower case L)
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