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Thread: How to get 2560x1080 resolution on Toshiba Qosmio X775 (LG IPS Monitor 29EA93 29")

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    How to get 2560x1080 resolution on Toshiba Qosmio X775 (LG IPS Monitor 29EA93 29")

    (Ubuntu 12.04 precise LTS)

    Hi.

    I have a Toshiba Qosmio X775. The video card is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M with Optimus (It also has an Intel video card).
    I also have a 29" ultawide monitor ( http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-29EA93 ).

    The laptop has two video outputs and I have two external monitors. One of them works fine at 1920x1080, plugged to the VGA connector.

    The issue I have is that the big monitor (connected to the HDMI connector) works with resolution 1920x1080 while it should be working at 2560 x1080.
    I checked the same setup (and HDMI cable) works at the desired resolution using Windows 7.

    I tried installing the restricted NVIDIA driver but it did not work, so I would prefer to use the open source drivers if it is possible (less pain). I don't care if I have to use the intel or the nouveau driver.

    I tried reading instructions on the internet and I could not find a way to solve the issue.
    I have read I need to instruct the software driver to use a higher frequency so that it can attain the desired resolution.

    Can you help debug the issue? Thanks!

    Xorg.0.log : http://pastebin.com/hpNQxuWS

    lspci : http://pastebin.com/YH6wyXDv
    Last edited by nelsoneci; November 13th, 2013 at 05:25 AM.

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    Re: How to get 2560x1080 resolution on Toshiba Qosmio X775 (LG IPS Monitor 29EA93 29"

    I researched and it seems I had to install bumblebee for things to work.
    I decided to save the pain and installed 13.10 instead of the 12.04 LTS I wanted (I prefer not to use ppa repositories).
    Things worked out of the box. I'll wait for the next LTS.

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