Getting widescreen resolution on my widescreen LCD tv

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Sun Apr 13 22:50:47 PDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:47 AM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa at> wrote:
> I have a Maxtent  26" HD-Ready LCD TV which is 16:9 and rated for up
>  to 1280x1024 despite my best efforts I have been unable to get a
>  working widescreen res with Xorg (updated) on Centos5
>  The machine in question is an Optiplex GX270, I have tried the i810
>  driver with the integrated intel vga without success, through my
>  research I found that the particular chipset I had simply couldn't
>  support widescreen (I tried this for about 4-5 hrs) I settled on
>  800x600 after exhausting all my efforts it worked, but the aspect
>  ratio was off
>  So I bought an AGP GeForce FX 5200 so that I could get to those higher
>  resolutions. shows the
>  resolutions that the tv supports. I eventually for 1280x1024 to work
>  with the nv driver, but mythtvfrontend (the main reason I have Xorg
>  installed for) showed in what seemd like 8bit colors, just black red
>  and green, unuseable. And the fonts were too small. It took me several
>  hours just to get 1280x1024 to work, and I am kinda exhausted with
>  trying.
>  What I am aiming for is 1366 x 768 at 60Hz. Even at 1024x768, running
>  myfrontend seemed to crash fuxbox sending me back to GDM. Also, at
>  1280x1024 the display seems like it would simply stop refreshing till
>  i soft reboot the machine (via ssh).
>  I would love to solve this problem finally. Please assist -- I will
>  provide info as requested.
>  Thank you,
>  Arthur Pemberton

Some things I forgot to mention:

Along the way I have found out that the clock speed on the display is
30MHz. Also, Xorg can't seem to pull the EDID info from the TV.

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