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    Angry [solved] How to set screen aspect ratio to 16:10?

    Hello, I have a LG Flatron L177WS.

    I am having blurred image.

    There is a site that diagnosed my problem: my screen aspect ratio is currently 16:9 and my monitor would work better with 16:10.

    The site that diagnosed it is http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/display_settings.php

    And here's what it says:

    Code:
    Resolution: 1280x720   (720p 16:9)
    Description: HDTV format, not common for computer monitors. (as of 2007)
    Note: your screen is too small to display the images without rescaling. (at least 1024x768 recommended)
    Note:  your resolution does not have a common 5:4 (1.25), 4:3 (1.33), or 16:10  (1.6) aspect ratio, which means that images can be distorted. Your  aspect ratio is: 1.78.
    Color depth: 24 bits (Truecolor, Millions of colors)[/QUOTE]I believe my screen will display correctly if I manage to set the aspect ratio to 16:10. But I can't find this option in the "system settings -> display" section. And my monitor does not have to option to manually force the aspect ratio to 16:10.
    
    Is there any way to fix it?
    
    By the way here's my system's info:
    
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    Re: How to set screen aspect ratio to 16:10?

    Which OS & version are you using? Are you using the integrated Intel graphics with the default drivers? (Can't see a dedicated graphics card mentioned above)

    How is the monitor plugged into the system, DVI/ DVI-D cable or VGA? Or something else?

    Please paste output from xrandr
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    Re: How to set screen aspect ratio to 16:10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gussn View Post
    Hello, I have a LG Flatron L177WS.

    I am having blurred image.

    There is a site that diagnosed my problem: my screen aspect ratio is currently 16:9 and my monitor would work better with 16:10.

    The site that diagnosed it is http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/display_settings.php

    And here's what it says:

    I believe my screen will display correctly if I manage to set the aspect ratio to 16:10. But I can't find this option in the "system settings -> display" section. And my monitor does not have to option to manually force the aspect ratio to 16:10.
    Don't believe everything you read on the net, that site is WRONG!

    The LG L177WS has a LCD panel with a native resolution of 1280x720 which makes it a 16:9 aspect ratio display.

    So make sure Ubuntu is set to 1280x720 resolution and all should be good. If you still have issues consult the monitor manual I linked to and double check the monitor config from it's onboard menu as you might have features like stretching or somehting like that enabled. If you still have issues then look at your font anti-aliasing & dpi settings on Ubuntu.

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    Re: How to set screen aspect ratio to 16:10?

    Thanks for your help folks. But it happens I've already tried all that and the issue persists. So I exchanged the LG for a bigger Samsung display and everything is fine now.

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