Bought a (cheap) Widescreen laptop...
theoldfellow at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 04:59:48 PDT 2007
On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 01:34:59 +0200
"Carlos Martín Nieto" <carlosmn at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/06/07, TheOldFellow <theoldfellow at gmail.com> wrote:
> > never had one of these before. How in (expletive deleted) do you
> > get things like jpegs to display with the right aspect ratio in,
> > say, Gimp?
> You need to set the resolution to a widescreen one (1280x800 is a
> popular one). On LFS, I suppose you have to do it yourself, basically
> every other distribution will detect a widescreen monitor and set the
> resolution appropiately.
Thanks for this. It turns out to be slightly more complicated. The
Intel i810 driver has some deficiencies and relies on the Bios passing
the correct information - it doesn't. Turns out I need 915resolution a
hack for the video bios. Then the driver gets the resolution right.
Replying for the Arch Hives.
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