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What Are The Resolution Limitations Under Linux?

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Last autumn I built a computer more or less assigned just to run GPL. I got a lot of help in this thread http://srmz.net/inde...120#entry121940 and this computer runs just fine.

A part of the advices concerned OS. I was ready to test Linux on that computer and was more or less guided through the process. Running from Wine and all. I'm a experienced computer user but no skills at all when it comes to Linux OS. If I'm not guided step-by-step I have to use my inuition, and I've found out that Linux do handle a lot of the OS-related stuff totally different from Win. In the matter below I tried intuition and failed. Perhaps someone here can fill me in around the task as such.

The thing is that I bought a very nice and big screen to my working computer (t.i. NOT the game computer). A HP ZR30w with 2560x1600 resolution (yes, I know you have to use a DVI Dual cable). I was a bit curious how it would look to run GPL from that screen. I admit I didn't know anything about limitations in doing that but just plugged and played it in the game computer. I could see that the system did not admit any resolution of that kind and the screen in GPL looked just like that. Bigger picture but in the "ordinary" lower resolution.

I then took some step of intuition and had some trouble. Not used att all to handle drivers in Linux bout found this Drivershandler app. It listed three options and 'fglrx' was marked as active. At this point I should have checked out more but my interntion was just toi check another driver and see if the would enable the high resolution of my screen. Later I found out that the guidance I've had from the thread mention was that I had to use 'fglrx'.

Instead I tried something that sounded right. I marked option 'xserver-xorg-video-ati (recommended) (open source)' and expected just to find out if that driver made it possible to get the high resolution out of my monitor. That was a catastrophy. Strange things happened (as I fixed this I don't get into the details) and GPL didn't start at all from GEM. I intended to reset to the 'fglrx' just to get thing to work but was prohibited in the dialogue as all options in Drivershandler was greyed out and nothing could be changed at that point. At last I could reset after a couple of Terminal commands I was adviced to use to rinse and re-install. At last I was able to reset to 'fglrx' and everything worked. With the original screen that is.

So my question now is if it's possible at all for me to use a driver that can handle the HP max resolution? Perhaps there are some new available? Or is it still the one and only 'fglrx' alternative that is the right one for me? Here's the specifications:

Version: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64-bit (Ubuntu 14.04)
Card: Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II

If there's a possiblity to get a setup with my OS and screen that gives me a 2560x1600 resolution experience when running GPL it would be great. Perhaps there isn't?

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Going To Monza - Any Tips?

16 Aug 2017

Posted by MickeK in Motorsport Chat
One thing that didn't happen in my quite long life so far is to see a F1 race live. So now I've decided and will go to Monza this year.

Anyone here that has been there? Guess so. Any experience that can make my days there even better is welcome. I bought that kind of "general admission" ticket (Prato). Anyone being using that one? It seems perfect to me as I like to check out different views and will do a lot of photographing.

I'm very excited and will visit the track all four possible days.

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Project Cars 2

16 Aug 2017

Posted by Pete Gaimari in I Wanna talk about other Sims or Games
What do you guys think of this? It looks interesting and i'm tempted.

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Pescara, A Great Old Track.

15 Aug 2017

I know the Pescara Track status, has been kicked around before.  It appears to be a beta, and never finished.
So, I'll ask the question again.  Are there any plans for a finished track?  I think it would be great for the 1955 mod.

Gregory

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Goodwood Revised Ai

15 Aug 2017

Posted by Tato in GPL-Track Addons
Hello simracers and GPL fans. :lol:


Here's a new set of AI files for this classic british track. Includes 67 specific track.ini file.

HOW TO INSTALL

Simply paste the files into your \tracks\goodwood folder, but please make a backup of existing ones before overwriting so they can be reverted easily if needed.

NOTES

- provided as "it is", without any kind of warranty;
- feel free to edit the files as you want - if you want to - without asking for permission.

CREDITS

Many thanks to Arno for asking me to work to this track - otherwise I'm pretty sure I will never put my hands on it, because I simply hate it, sorry - for his support, sympathy, professional beta-testing and very helpful feedback. :)


Regards, Tato from Italy

:wave:

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