[CentOS] Widescreen monitor won't configure to a wide screen

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 08:54:40 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Did you get the latest drivers for your gfx-card from Nvidia?
> FWIW, I have a same-rezed monitor as you do, and it works for me, both with
> CentOS and RHEL3, but I had to download and install the newest proprietary
> drivers from Nvidia to get that [weird] resolution working.

I am running CentOS 5.2 x86_64, kernel 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5.nx (the nx
means this is the stock CentOS 5.2 kernel plus NTFS read/write
compiled in), nvidia driver version 173.14.09.

Still does not work.  The boot screen, anaconda screens and boot
progress screens and the login screen are all 1680x1050.  But when I
log in, I get the message "analog (d-sub)" fom the monitor, and the
gdm screen is 1280x1024, no matter what else I do.  My xorg.conf now
only has the one mode in it (1680x1050), but that doesn't work, and
system-config-display will change it to 1680x1050, but it doesn't

I used to be able to fool s-c-d into using a generic CRT, but that
doesn't work any more - ithe LCD 1680x1050 seems to stick, just not
GNOME's ability to use it.

There has to be some little thing I'm missing here - is there any old
setting file I need to remove or anything like that?  I uninstalled
the nfidia driver from dkms and removed all related files that I could



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