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Re: Catch-22 : wide monitor



Beartooth wrote:
> 	Last time a monitor bit the dust on me, the local shops were 
> already carrying wide ones all but exclusively, blast them -- such 
> dimensions were mythical beasts when even the newest of my machines were 
> built.
>
> 	After much tedious labor and more bitter cursing, I got Fedora 
> *and* the monitor (HP w2207h) to agree to a compromise. Fedora treats it 
> as a 1680x1050 flat panel LCD, but with a choice to *use* it in 1280x1024 
> mode.
>
> 	And all the machines in the house but two are cheerfully running 
> F10 that way -- all but two, my wife's and my main one. Those are the 
> ones I always upgrade last -- hers because she's writing whole books on 
> it, and I do elaborate multiple backups before any big change; and mine 
> because it has a second hard drive with XP installed. (I have yet to 
> manage to get any of my GPSs to talk with any of my proprietary topo map 
> software under wine or CXO.)
>
> 	Today I decided to tackle my main machine. Anaconda launches -- 
> but before it starts asking about language, keyboard, etc, I get the 
> dread "signal out of range; set to 1680x1050". But it has never ever yet 
> let me get to the normal means of resetting the display. All I can do is 
> hit the reset button, and start over.
>
> 	I know there is some slick trick for getting around this, which 
> always seems adequate when I recall or reconstruct it; but I don't recall 
> now.
>
> 	Clue, please, someone??
>
>   



Using an ATI video card, by any chance? Try installing fglrx - fixed
that problem for me (I had the same symptom, except with an external
monitor)




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