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

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 09:04:28 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:54 AM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> stick.
> 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
> find.

Oh, the monitor is an Emprex LE22A3 (21.6" 1680x1050 WSXGA).


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