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Old 11-17-12, 02:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: nvidia-settings only allowing 1440x900 resolution

Use the ViewPortOut and ViewPortIn options via the command line:

For instance the line below takes my 1920x1200 display, shrinks to a 1600x1200 pixel area offset by 160 pixels. The viewport in command, transforms the 1600x1200 to a 640x480 equivalent resolution. (Great for playing the original Starcraft).

nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="DFP-0:nvidia-auto-select {ViewPortIn=640x480, ViewPortOut=1600x1200+160+0 }"
If you have dual monitors and want to disable the laptop screen and change the resolution of the external 1920x1200 monitor, use the following:

nvidia-settings --assign CurrentMetaMode="DFP-1:nvidia-auto-select {ViewPortIn=640x480, ViewPortOut=1600x1200+160+0 }, DFP-0:NULL"
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