Ubuntu Multimedia :: Make Games In Wine Not Stretch In Non-native Resolution?

Feb 6, 2010

I'm running WoW in Ubuntu 9.10 with wine. My screen's native resolution is 1920x1200. When I play WoW in Windows I set it to 1920x1080 in fullscreen because that aspect ratio allows me to see more of the playing field. In windows it doesn't stretch the screen so I have a black bar at the top and bottom of my screen.

When I set it to 1920x1080 under wine, it stretches my screen. Is there any way I can make it not stretch?

I tried searching forums/google but I couldn't find anything related to my question.

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Play Games (native Or Wine) Without Disabling Composite

Sep 26, 2010

Since I have upgraded to KDE 4.5 I can't play games (native or wine) without disabling composite before start playing.When I start a game its window begins to shiver (to tremble or to shake... not sure) and so I have to disable composite first and then relaunch the game.I never had to do this in KDE 4.4.

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Ubuntu :: Wine's "Emulate A Virtual Desktop" On Native Games?

Jun 15, 2010

I run Ubuntu with two screens. When I'm playing a Windows game through WINE, I enable "Emulate a virtual desktop" for that game and set the desktop size to that of one monitor. With this setup, I can Alt-Tab and switch between Compiz desktops while still running the game in full screen. However, I also play some native games (Sauerbraten and Tremulous in particular). To play them full screen, I have to disable one monitor, as it's hard to hit your target when they're split across two monitors. I also cannot reliably use Alt-Tab and desktop switching when a native game is in full screen mode. Is there an program that can "wrap" full screen native applications in a window of a set size like WINE's virtual desktop does for Windows applications?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Music At Its Native Resolution

Sep 1, 2011

Canadian hi-fi manufacturer Bryston is shipping a Music Player, which is in effect a pared down Linux box running some media player. The good thing is that it plays the files at their native resolution16bit/ 44. 1KHz for ripped CDs, 24/96 and 24/192 for hirez downloads, as well as other intermediate values.Does anyone happen to know which player they are using?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: External Monitor Having Resolution Higher Than Native

Jan 2, 2010

I've got a little problem with my 9" netbook. It came preinstalled with Ubuntu (factory install), but I reinstalled it to get a fresh karmic as it was a second hand.The problem is, whenever I plug in an external monitor, rightclick on the display icon and click "Configure Display Settings..." both monitors go black and nothing responds. Weird thing though, is that sometimes the mouse appears on the second monitor. I need a solution for this, either creating a xorg file (I have no clue on how to do that) or some other solution that works.

My netbook resolution is 1024*600, the external monitor resolution is 1024*768. It should be noted that I had a similar problem on another Ubuntu laptop (NVIDIA drivers), but it had to do with the resolution height. My laptop had 1440*900 and my external monitor needed to have the height lower then 900.
For further information, this is what the system profiler says about my graphics card:Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller.I hope you guys can help me, as plugging in a netbook to an external monitor (or TV) is not uncommon to me I like doing that, even if there's no point in it.I hope I gave enough information on this, I'm willing to give more if needed of course

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Debian Multimedia :: Native Screen Resolution With VESA?

Feb 3, 2016

How to enable native screen resolution in X using VESA driver? I have IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T61 with a native screen resolution of 1680x1050, but I am getting 1024x768 instead.

This is a fresh install of Debian 8.3 (latest stable) (Jessie).

The root cause of this is that nouveau graphics driver (which I was using before) was causing me kernel crashes. Full story here: [URL] .....

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Graphics Card Not Recognized - Monitor Native Resolution Not Available

May 8, 2011

I actually do have a GeForce4 MX 460 in this pc. I have a 7950gt in a different pc. Oops. I guess the MX 460 cant do 1600x1200 on the dvi output but somehow it can do it on the vga output? I guess I could just use a vga connection instead of the dvi connection.

The problem I'm having is that my LCD monitor (acer AL2021) can't be used at it's native resolution of 1600x1200. This is probably because my GeForce 7950gt graphics card is not being recognized. Xorg seems to think my card is a GeForce4 M 460. (It's not, really!) I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Here's what I've been doing for the last few hours:

This didn't work. 1600x1200 is still not listed.

Tried to run nvidia driver installer:

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Debian Multimedia :: Run Games Via Wine - Borked VLC

Sep 5, 2011

i've been experimenting with trying to run games via wine (i don't have windows to do a dual boot with), and i just recently tried to open up a dvd in vlc, and... trouble. it works, but now the player "squishes" the widescreen image into a traditional "tv screen" box. even when do it in fullscreen, it just fills the screen with black and plops the "squished" image in the middle of it. i've watched downloaded mp4 images i got off videos like this, and they look fine, but they're not widescreen images. i'm sure there's something really simple somewhere i gotta fix

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Xorg.conf Setting Up Native Resolution 1900x1200 & Dual Monitor

Jun 19, 2011

my laptop screen has 1900x1280 (native resolution) and my second monitor has 1600x1080

After browsing the forums and messing around with drivers I managed to get the resolution up to 1600x1080 (from 1000x800 at install) on the laptop screen. No luck at all with the second monitor. I currently have it connected with both VGA and DVI.

my understanding is I need to use twin view to setup the second monitor. I've read several of the earlier posts but haven't been able to get it to work. Here is my current xorg.conf file:

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
VendorName "Unknown"


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Ubuntu :: Actual Resolution Is Only 1024x768 - Can't Get The Native Resolution (1280x1024)

Apr 5, 2011

I'm running 10.10. I have a Nvidia GTX 460. My actual resolution is only 1024x768. I can't get the native resolution (1280x1024). Nvidia-settings does not show this resolution. Google hasn't helped at all so far, and I have installed the Nvidia Driver.

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Slackware :: Connection In Various Native Games (13.1 32-bit) - Can't Join Multiplayer Matches

Jan 22, 2011

in the LQ Forums i am experiencing a few connection issues under Slackware 13.1 and came here after lots of searching, and unsuccessful fixes so here it is.

- Problem: I can't join multiplayer matches in various games (Running natively in Linux) some of these are: Open Arena, Urban Terror, Cube 2: Sauerbraten, Quake Live and Planeshift.

- What i did: I tried joining multiplayer matches in these (and a few other) games without success, i get the server list, it says it is connecting and in most of these i get the message: Awaiting Gamestate (except for Planeshift which just fails and Cube 2 that doesn't show anything). Didn't find a fix in the internet and tried some possible ones without success. I even tried forwarding ports on my router/modem, turning on and off UPnP, setting up a firewall and nothing.

- Exceptions: I tried one of these games in my Windows XP 32-bit boot and the same game (Urban Terror) worked, same version number (but the native Windows version) and i could play without lag and any other issue. Cube 2: Sauerbraten manages to connect and lets me play (under Slack) but only on some servers maybe a port or authentication problem i guess. As said the only message is Awaiting Gamestate in every game except for Cube 2 that doesn't show anything and just doesn't connects and Planeshift that says it wasn't able to reach the server. This Slackware install is pretty fresh i installed it day 1 of January 2011 with the additional packages during the installation and the only firewall which i set up today was a IPTABLES one generated here but the issues are present since the day i installed Slack (but only in it) the problem persists with and without the firewall.

As far as i remember i didn't have these issues when i installed Ubuntu so i guess it's a configuration that's lacking. I am connected to the internet through a router (with wireless enabled for my notebook) with a cable (eth0), DHCP, Dynamic IP. - Notes: I installed the PCMCIA thing during the installation and i CAN use the internet (browsing, pidgin, e-mail, .....) normally. Sorry if i wrote too much i tried to give as much information as possible and sorry for any grammar errors, English is not my first language.

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General :: Resolution Will Never Stretch Past 1024x768

Jul 7, 2011

So I have a resolution problem. Before posting here, I've checked many MANY forums for similar issues, handpicking certain techniques and trying each. Sometimes they worked, and then my problem came back.

Distro: Fedora 14
Monitor: emachines 18.5" E181HV
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
resolution: 1360x768

My problem is that the resolution will never stretch past 1024x768. I have the image of my desktop in the middle part of the screen, with black sections on either side. Here is a list of things that I've already done or tried:

Install Nvidia drivers
disable Nouveau via grub.conf
use xrandr to modify xorg.conf and add the resolution
different cable
different DVI converter

One day, I logged into my Fedora boot, and after a week of frustration, the issue decided to fix itself. So I continued on, using Fedora and planning on a permanent switch from Windows. I log back over to Windows to play some games and whatnot (I'm not a fan of how Wine handles some games). I then log back to Fedora, and the issue is back. The resolution is messed up again.I've since removed that partition from my drive, as I've reached my wits end with troubleshooting. My linux expert friend tells me it may be that my monitor is just not good enough, or is not sending/receiving the proper EID signature, thus will not accept the resolution, or something along those lines.

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Ubuntu :: Get Display At The Native Resolution?

Nov 15, 2010

I have a Dell U2311H monitor which has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. My graphics card is an ATI 6870.

Last night I installed Ubuntu 10.10 alongside my Windows installation, and when booting into Ubuntu, the maximum resolution I can select is 1280 x 1024.

How can I resolve this to get Ubuntu to display at the native resolution?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Use Native Windows DLLs In WINE?

Jan 3, 2010

Currently I am running Ubuntu 9.04 on my computer, and it is the only OS installed. I purchased the $30 student WIn7 Professional upgrade. I have a XP Pro CD + Key, and I plan on using that just to upgrade to Win7. I love Ubuntu and it is my primary OS, it is just that every now and then you come across some program that requires windows (Propellerhead Reason 4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Atomix Virtual DJ etc.) and it requires full system resorces so you do not want to use wine. I love Linux, but somtimes I just have to use WIndows, so I do not want to hear any arguments about that.

I want to do a clean install of everything, and I have data + programs backed up, I would like to install Ubuntu 9.10, WinXP Pro and I want to Upgrade XP Pro to 7. I am completely new to GRUB 2, and upgrading windows; but I have experience with Linux and Windows, and dual booting. I would like to install Ubuntu 9.10 on its own partition (No WUBI), and WInXP + Win 7 on there own partitions (3 Partitions Overall). I would like to know what to do at this point, Should I install Ubuntu then Xp then 7, Xp then 7 then Ubuntu, etc. I know how to make Partitions, I just need to know the order in which I should install the operating systems, and how to get it to dual boot.


I had a Sony Vaio PCV-RS530G, and the mobo failed, so I rebuilt it, the case, processor, fans, CD/Floppy drives, TV tuner and power supply are unchanged, everyhing else has been replaced, here is the breakdown:

Proecessor: Intel Pentium 4 3.20 GHZ, HT Technology, No 64-Bit or VT-x
Motherboard: Biostar P4M900-M4
Hard Disk Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA (IDE Mode, no RAID)
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS, PCI Express, 512 MB RAM
RAM: 2 GB Corsair, DDR2-5300

1) How can I install all the screen savers that were in Jaunty, but are missing in karmic?


3) Will XP mode in Win7 work on a processor without virtualization technology?

4) I have Icon sets, cursors, window borders, and panel backgrounds from different sources, can I export this as a complete theme in 1 file (Deb Packages are preferable, but even a tar-ball is fine) so I can install it easily on more machines, and share it with friends?

5) How do you use native windows DLLs in WINE?

6) My PC has a tv tuner, how do I use it in Ubuntu?

7) What is a good size for a swap partition for my computer (Detailed information below)?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Disc Not Detecting Native Resolution?

Dec 14, 2010

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my new laptop with a native resolution of 1920x1080 however the install disc (I booted into the "test") part, sets my resolution to 2048x1536.Keeping it on 2048x1536 cuts off about 50 pixels on the right side of my screen so it must not be right. So I tried changing it from the "Monitors" settings back to 1920x1080 and everything is so large and it is stretched horizontally. Is this just because I'm running the "try me" part, or is there something wrong with Ubuntu and my video card?

Component: Standard capacity battery
Component: Inteli7-740QM processor (1.73GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz


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Debian :: Monitor Won't Display Native Resolution?

Aug 12, 2011

I recently installed Debian. I have a monitor plug in to my laptop and i cant get my monitor to display its native resolution.

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Slackware :: Determine Native Screen Resolution From Shell?

Sep 17, 2010

Is there a way to determine the native resolution of the current console display device from the shell?

I know I can get the current console settings, but I'm looking for the native screen size of the display hardware, whether or not it conflicts with settings.

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Slackware :: Native Resolution Isn't Automatically Applied Anymore

Apr 13, 2011

I use Slackware64 Current and since a few weeks, X doesn't automatically apply the native resolution (1680x1050) of my LCD screen, instead it uses a resolution of 1024x768.Since I bought this monitor in 2009, It had always worked as expected, and it's only since lately that I experienced this problem.After X has started, I can change the resolution through the kde tool but after an X restart everything is forgotten. Apparently, the correct resolution is detected but it is not applied.

My monitor is HDMI1.I don't use a xorg.conf file as it had always worked well this way, so I would like to track down this regression.I have an intel GM45 chipset.I have tried Mesa 7.9 and 7.10 in case.

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Ubuntu :: Does WINE Work On Games

Jan 24, 2010

Like on games that use a Windows programing language only. Or one like Blockland. Or Portal/GMod(Steam)

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Ubuntu :: Run A Couple Of Games Through Wine?

Oct 18, 2010

i recently decided to try and run a couple of games through wine, however trying to install two of them through wine, after putting in the second cd in the installer, the system will not recognise/mount the cd at all in the filesystem. it will instantly recognise the cd after i quit the installer for both of the games, so i guess that running the wine setup is interfering with ubuntu's ability to read or mount a cd. since it has happened on two separate occasions and has worked on windows, there must be something happening on my system that is preventing it. so my question is has anybody else experienced this or think that they know what might be causing the problems?

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Software :: Firefox-all Mozilla Browsers Still Way Slower In Native Vs Wine And/or Windows?

Aug 28, 2010

Just read a post on this page (scroll down about half way) and it seems like all mozilla based browsers are still slower in linux vs wine and/or windows! [URL]...I thought after almost two years this would've been fixed (there's been earlier reports besides the link I gave above). Heck I thought it would be a problem with a specific version release and/or releases? I think this is a bit ridiculous after this long and I'm almost wondering if it's been around longer than 2 years when anyone even cared to take notice! Oh and did I already mention that compiling it doesn't make a difference? You probly knew that already. I'm running bleeding edge Gentoo with window maker (march=prescott sse sse2 sse3 mmx mmxext blah use flags and cflags) and Slackware 13.1 (alot of stuff compiled and/or recompiled from source-optimized with same flags as gentoo and even more flags (and less package features) when things are stable and ok. Yes compiling is pain on a overclocked Celeron D lol. Well not too painful

Thanks to google-chromium and/or chrome we don't have to worry about speed issues but come-on this is almost sick! Firefox windows via wine way faster than a native linux build? WTF... That's like almost embarrassing. Has anyone found anything to resolve this issue. Perhaps it's a simple yet overlooked setting that no one bothers with?

To that link above one of the posters mentioned it's the DNS cache setting that fixes the speed issue, but then others posted back saying it doesn't resolve this issue so obviously that's not the case. There's definately a flaw with the mozilla code under linux since even epiphany (which is very lightweight in comparison to regular firefox) suffers performance issues as well as others.

It's a bit upsetting I.M.O. (in my opinion! lolz) that this issue isn't resolved yet after all this time? I mean common. What about people who have no choice but to use Firefox. I have to use firefox by force when I play QuakeLive! (the plugin is not made for any other linux browser).

Even besides that point. Mozilla was made in the first place to be light weight, fast and secure vs internet explorer. It has severely changed since then (remember when it was the only tabbed browser available? It was sweet back then!). Now it just seems bloated and awful. Thankfully not terribly awful on Windows but compared to Google-Chrome (especially Safari which is MacOS only but still) it gets smoked in terms of speed, memory use and simplicity. At least not as bad as Internet Explorer (lol @ internet explorer. OMG the slowzyynessz and heeuuchggeneesszz).

So yeah being an open source browser and running terribly on an open source O.S. vs a closed source one. What's gonna' happen? Has this already been mentioned and fixed somewhere that I never looked or is it completely hopeless and just better not to use it for those of us that are bothered by it.

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May 17, 2010

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Jun 21, 2011

I'm setting up a Dell Inspiron One 2305 and I can't get the native monitor resolution to work without black borders. I'm also experiencing blurry text in Firefox (not sure if this is related). At most other resolutions it will expand to the edges of the monitor fully. Note that the desktop area doesn't extend into the border. I tried glxgears and noticed that it was only pulling 60fps -- figuring it needed drivers I installed the latest ATI drivers. On reboot I was given more options for resolutions however the native one still doesn't work properly. I looked around for troubleshooting tips and looked into xrandr output.


Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 1920 x 1920
DFP1 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 510mm x 287mm
1920x1080 60.0 + 50.0 30.0 25.0 30.0
1776x1000 50.0 59.9 25.0 30.0


Using 'configure display settings' in Gnome, any time I picked a resolution that was 50, it would cause the borders. Any time I picked a resolution that was 60 AND xrandr listed a 60 and 59.9 and said 60 was the selected one, the borders would come back for those too.

So I tried

xrandr --output DFP1 --mode 1920x1080 --rate 59.9

Seeing as every resolution with 59.9 worked. However... This still resulted in borders.

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Mar 2, 2010

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Jan 31, 2010

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Mar 28, 2010

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Nov 1, 2010

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tried all of the various sound options in winecfg (some simply don't produce any sound at all on a fresh reboot - OSS, for instance) tried with and without padsp tried the various sound engines in Config.wtf tried WINE from the Ubuntu repositories and the developer's PPA tried lowering the sample rate and the bits per sample in the audio tab of winecfg tried fiddling with the sound preferences applications controls I am not adventurous enough to try to install OSSv4 so that doesn't seem like an option for me. it is important to note that sounds not coming from WINE function as normal even while WINE is producing no sounds.

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Jul 15, 2011

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Now, I seem to be getting the opposite impression. Nvidia appears to be super locked down with less than great performance. So is my impression right? Which vendor is a better choice for a home desktop built for linux? I will be using Wine to play games, and I want to use compiz fusion for eye candy.

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Jul 4, 2011

I use playonlinux to install the games, so I don't install them manually.Also I think it might have something to do with the graphics settings I did when it told me to install a version of Wine to make the game work. I have no idea how many gigabyte or megabyte my graphics card is so I selected the highest number.

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Aug 9, 2011

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with a intel core i3 and ati radeon HD 5650 with the Intel HD switchable graphics.I had some problems with the ATI drivers ''ccc''-fglrx in the beginning.And boot problems with black screen, and black screen at GRUB every time i updated.But it seems to work now i guess i can play Ubuntu games like Alien arena So i decided to try installing games with WINE l Warcraft 3 l Oblivion l etc But any time i run a game with WINE, my laptop screen blacks out and freezes .

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