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What Are The Resolution Limitations Under Linux?

Yesterday, 04:51 AM

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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Today, 02:44 AM

Posted by francesco in GPL-67GT Sports Mod
My GT mod don't load the AI cars.Both with race or champion the only car loaded is the player and when i quit the race ,with the red button,the game ask"want you abandon the testing?".I'm not able to understand what is wrong in some files.All the drvers.ini,specific and generic,are in the correct folder.I have already reinstalled the mod overwriting the old files,also becouse to delete the old is impossible.
Someone have an idea?

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Will Gpl Ever Go Vr?

Today, 01:15 AM

I have been considering buying a bigger monitor, but part of me still hopes that someone will find a way to get GPL working in VR, either with Occulus Rift or some other equipment. Does anyone think or know if VR could be coming to GPL soon, or are we all going to be using monitors for years to come?

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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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