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Old 11-10-07, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Fedora 8 - 64-bit - Resolution Problem Please Help

Hey guys,

im new on this new Linux o/s, as its my first which i really plan to use, well here is my problem.

the resolution on my srceen is too big, basically i have a 32" HDTV Philips which is connected to my 7900GTX through a dvi to hdmi cable,

now when i installed fedora the resolution was at 1024*768, which is what i had on xp so i was fine with it, i downloaded the latest nvidia drivers and installed them fine, now i cant chose that res anymore, all i have is 1280*720, 800*600 and some low ones, on 1280*720 (which is set atm) my screen is cut off, basically i need to guess where pretty much everything on the top menu or bottom task bar is, as i can not see them but still click on them.

i i have the up to date kernel and driver, some people have said to change my xorg.config file. i think that file for me is messed up, this is what it looks like.
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder26)  Wed Sep 12 14:29:53 PDT 2007

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "single head configuration"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "gb"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Philips FTV"
    HorizSync       15.0 - 50.0
    VertRefresh     48.0 - 62.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 7900 GTX"

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "1024x768_60 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
the only reason i installed the nvidia drivers was so when possible i can run beryl,

guys i really need your help as you are my only source of guidence,

thanks in advance.
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