Re: ViewSonic Widescreen and resolution settings
Another update. I am now running Kubuntu off a live CD and it is
displaying everything correctly. A quick perusal of the xorg.conf
file didn't reveal any different settings. Perhaps the version of
xorg? I will keep investigating and I appreciate any help or
On 11/17/06, Dave Bellows <email@example.com> wrote:
On 11/17/06, Anton Piatek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dave Bellows wrote:
> > Update. Of course I can't run 1600x1000 instead the monitor went to
> > the next resolution on the list which was 1600x1200. I was then able
> > to shrink the horizontal size and reposition the screen to make it
> > fit. There are now thin black bars along either side of the screen
> > but there doesn't seem to be as much distortion. Still, I would like
> > to get this working better.
> > On 11/16/06, Dave Bellows <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hello all,
> >> I just got a new ViewSonic VG2230 widescreen LCD monitor for my Debian
> >> Testing box. After I installed it I ran "dpkg-reconfigure -phigh
> >> xserver-xorg". It seemingly correctly configured xorg.conf for a
> >> resolution of 1680x1050 as recommended by the booklet that came with
> >> the monitor. However, when I started up X the vertical is off.
> >> There's about 2 inches of extra screen space at the top so that when I
> >> move the mouse cursor up to the top of the screen the whole screen
> >> shifts and I lose my bottom taskbar (KDE).
> >> So I manually edited the conf file and changed it to 1600x1000
> >> (keeping the same ratio). This appears to have worked (no more extra
> >> space). Because the monitor is such a big change from what I'm used
> >> to I can't tell entirely if the shapes of the letters are distorted at
> >> all (at 1680 x 1000 it was obvious) but they appear fine. Is it fine
> >> to leave it at this? Should it be able to do 1680x1050? Is there
> >> some extra configuration I'm missing?
> >> Also, the screen is huge. I'd never really notice what letters looked
> >> like before. There's a certain fuzziness around each of the letters
> >> on the screen that I think is related to anti-aliasing perhaps. It's
> >> fairly noticeable though I imagine I could get used to it. Again, is
> >> there a setting somewhere that would improve the look?
> >> Thanks,
> >> David Bellows
> Make sure you have the vsync and hsync values correct for your monitor
> (see the monitor manual) otherwise you will get this.
> Subpixel rendering should not affect this, but it can improve clarity as
> the xserver knows more about the screen so can change the way pixels are
> lit up to look better.
I checked with the manual and changed what xorg.conf had to the values
in the manual (Horiz: 30 - 82; Vert: 50-75) but everything looks the
same (running at the recommended 1680x1050) with the extra space on
top. The manual also states that I should be running at 60 Hz but the
monitor reports that my video card is running the Horizontal at 65 KHz
and the Vertical at 60Hz, is this something that can be changed in
xorg.conf or am I mixing information there?
My Nvidia card is fairly old, could it be a video card issue (looking
for an excuse to buy a new one anyway). Speaking of, using the nv
driver produces the same result as the binary driver.