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    SubjectRe: NVidia Driver Support - 1680x1050 mode
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    Marc, please choose a more appropriate list next time.  LKML is not  
    for user questions about "Why doesn't my monitor+GPU work?"

    On Jun 27, 2007, at 05:49:20, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
    > On 27 Jun, 04:40, Marc Perkel <mperkel@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> Trying to get my Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard and my Samsung
    >> SyncMaster 215tw Digital to work in 1680x1050 mode but 1280x1024
    >> is the most I can get. Chip Set is GeForce 6150.
    >>
    >> Looking in Xorg.0.log it ssems to think that the panel size is
    >> 1280x1024 in spite of my setting telling it differently.
    >>
    >> Sorry if this is off topic but I thought that the smart people
    >> would be here. In Windows I just plug it in and it works. So I
    >> figure Linux should work too. :)
    >
    > Wrong list, but anyway...
    >
    > If you're using a DVI cable, ensure it is dual-link.

    Uhh, no; 1680x1050 does not require a dual-link DVI port/cable. As
    to a good GPU which "Just Works(TM)" out of the box and still has at
    least passable render performance (although not for some modern
    games), the R200-series Radeon cards (listed below) work extremely
    well. They even support a 3d-accelerated merged-framebuffer Xinerama-
    style; you can split a 3d-accelerated window across both monitors.

    R200-series cards:
    R200: Radeon 8500/8500LE/9100, FireGL 8700/8800
    rv250: Radeon 9000/9000Pro
    rv280: Radeon 9200/9250/9200SE

    More info here:
    http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/
    ATIRadeon#head-9161ac9470497d94f1a4f79794697347b20d5170

    Cheers,
    Kyle Moffett
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