Screen resolution

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed May 9 18:21:44 BST 2007

On 09/05/07, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
> > It was billed as widescreen 1400x1050. Until now I never bothered to
> My guess is that wherever you saw that was a mistake. The first link I found
> that describes it says WSXGA+, which is 1680x1050, but it didn't say that
> WSXGA+ is 1680x1050, which is good, because it isn't. 1400x1050 is SXGA+.
> 1680x1050 is WSXGA+.

Actually, now that I think about it, I got the info from the Dell tech
on the phone when I ordered. The site only lists acronyms like you had
mentioned, without explaining them.

> The right approach is to look or ask in an appropriate place. KDE doesn't
> make X do things that X has not been configured to do. If you don't either
> ask in a general X forum, or in a forum specific to the distro you use, you
> may never get a usable answer.

Well, X has been configured for 1680x1050, but I don't have an option
in Kcontrol to use it:

[root at localhost X11]# cat xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

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

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

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        ModelName    "LCD Panel 1680x1050"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
        HorizSync    31.5 - 90.0
        VertRefresh  59.9 - 60.1
        Option      "dpms"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "vesa"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24

[root at localhost X11]#

Dotan Cohen
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