Determining if Nvidia graphics card supports widescreen modes

Alexey Shuvaev shuvaev at
Mon Feb 16 13:09:54 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 01:50:25PM +0000, RW wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:29:38 +0000
> RW <rwmaillists at> wrote:
> > 
> > I need to replace my old CRT monitor. I suspect that my nvidia
> > GeForce FX 5700LE wont support a widescreen monitor, but is there
> > any way of finding-out what modes are supported.
> > 
> > I don't really want to replace the card as it's agp, and they seem to
> > be relatively expensive these days.
I think video cards today support almost anything. I remeber I have played
with my GeForce4 420 Go (NV17 chipset) with manual Modeline-s in xorg.conf.
I was able to activate some totally crazy modes like 2048x4 :)

My 0.02$,

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