Please help with Xorg

John Tapsell johnflux at
Tue Mar 16 17:15:39 PDT 2010

On 16 March 2010 13:48, Roland Scheidegger
<rscheidegger_lists at> wrote:
> On 16.03.2010 02:50, John Tapsell wrote:
>> On 15 March 2010 20:03, Simone Azzalin <azzalin.simone at> wrote:
>>>    >Just to eliminate the stupid questions first..
>>>>> Is your screen TFT, and if so, what is its native resolution? :)
>>>  Resolutions always worked fine with many distros, but in the last times it
>>> happens with   recents distros for example..
>>> The first resolution proposed is 1200 x 920 (if I remember well because I'm
>>> on another pc right now )
>> Okay so that's a ratio of 1200/920 = 5/4 = 1.25
>> But you're trying to use a resolution of 1024/768 = 4/3 = 1.33
>> So it's no wonder you're getting black bars.  The picture just doesn't
>> fit on the screen.
>> If it used to 'work', probably you just set some setting on the
>> monitor to stretch the screen to fit, instead of adding black bars.
>> So, either run in 1200/920 or play about with the monitor settings to
>> find a way to make it stretch instead of adding black bars.
>> I think this has nothing to do with linux or xorg.
> Well if that's a notebook lvds panel, those don't come with scalers,

Ah good point - reviewing the first email, he does indeed say that
this is a laptop.

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