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Old 11-10-07, 08:51 PM   #1
greekleo
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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.
Code:
# 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"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

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

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

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

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

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
    EndSubSection
EndSection
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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