I'd originally tried Linux with Red Hat 6.0, and had some problems with the
X config trying to swap the horizontal and vertical sync rates for my
monitor, resulting in a display that only took up about 3/4 of the width of
the screen and was slightly larger than the height of my screen. In setting
those sync rates myself, the problem went away.
I've recently replaced the old Linux with Mandrake 7.2, and am having the
same problems with the display. However, I cannot get into the section
where I had previously set the rates myself in Red Hat. I'm currently using
an LG Studioworks 55V monitor and a 3D Blaster Savage4 Video Card with 4Mb
memory. In speaking with LG, I've added the following line to the MonitorDB
config file for the monitor:
LG StudioWorks 55V; 65; 30.0-54.0; 50.0-120.0
and using Xconfigurator set this as my monitor, but I still have the
strange shaped display. I'm in 800x600 mode (although it appears to be
actually displaying 600x800 as a size), and the screen is capable of sizes
up to 1024x768.
I'm getting *really* frustrated with the screen being "squished" - can
anyone point me in a direction to try to fix the display so that it uses
the screen properly?
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