Custom resolution?

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Custom resolution?

Postby dncheu on Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:58 pm

Hi,
I installed Linux Mint 7 and I've been trying to set a custom resolution because I'm using it as an HTPC and sending it to my HDTV. I tried modifying the xorg.conf file but it doesn't like what I did and defaults it back to 800x600. Right now I can set it to a standard 1280x720 but it turns out my TV"s resolution is slightly smaller and so the edges are clipped. Ideally I'd like to set it to 1176x664 (this is what I used in WIndows XP and it fit nicely)

Here's my file. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@palmer)  Sun Feb  1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier     "Monitor0"
   VendorName     "Unknown"
   ModelName      "TV-0"
   HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
   VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
   Option         "DPMS"
   # HorizSync source: xconfig, VertRefresh source: xconfig
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier     "Screen0"
   Device         "Device0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth    24
   Option         "TwinView" "0"
   Option         "metamodes" "1280x720 +0+0"
        #Option          "metamodes" "1176x664 +0+0"
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth       24
                Modes     "1176x664"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier     "Mouse0"
   Driver         "mouse"
   Option         "Protocol" "auto"
   Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
   Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier     "Keyboard0"
   Driver         "kbd"
   # generated from default
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "Layout0"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier     "Device0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
   VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
   BoardName      "GeForce 7300 GS"
        Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPONENT"
        Option "TVStandard" "HD720p"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
   Option         "Xinerama" "0"
   Option   "DontZap"   "False"
EndSection
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Re: Custom resolution?

Postby DrHu on Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:57 am

First the hardware data as seen by the OS
In terminal, check
    inxi -G
    Graphics card, xserver data
And are the settings in xorg correct for that output device
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=847670
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... 31959.html
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Option "TVStandard" "HD1080p"
What does nvidia-settings offer as resolution settings ?
    sudo nvidia-settings
    --from the terminal
    gksu nvidia-settings
    --from the desktop
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