Getting widescreen resolution on my widescreen LCD tv

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Wed Apr 16 18:25:04 PDT 2008

On 2008/04/16 21:30 (GMT) Beso apparently typed:

> this (live cds) won't work since he needs the nvidia drivers package to run
> a widescreen resolution

I have no confidence that is true. I've never yet needed to install any
proprietary driver regardless of hardware for a single head system to run a
common resolution display.

> (livecds usually don't include proprietary drivers).

True, but likely irrelevant.

> it also seems to have an old server (7.1, while the latest is 7.3 and 7.4 is
> to be released soon), the nvidia drivers also seem quite old. also with that

Older than last summer is often exactly the ticket, as the overhaul of xorg
drivers that began then broke plenty of things that used to work.

When things are as troublesome as has been for the OP, think, and do, outside
the box for possible solutions. 1366x768 has been around quite some time now,
3 years at least. It shouldn't have taken so long for someone to make it work
for the first time only within the past few weeks.
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