Configure automatically right widescreen settings for nvidia driver

Bug #161810 reported by Ralph Janke on 2007-11-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
displayconfig-gtk (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've got two PCs with widescreen monitors (1650x1050 and 1280x768). On both PCs I used Gutsy's new screen configuration tool and I enabled "widescreen" option as well as the commercial nvidia driver.
When starting video playback using vlc, xine, mplayer or Totem (with gstreamer) I always got wrong aspect ratio - like 4:3 videos were stretched to fit the screen.
Recently I discovered the following option for the commercial nvidia driver which fixed the problem:
Section "Device"
        Boardname "nv"
>>> Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = aspect-scaled" <<<

I believe that this option should be set by the configuration tool automatically to increase usability.

Bye, oschwa2s

Thank you for reporting this bug and for your efforts to make
Ubuntu better. As Xorg has improved this past year, an unfortunate side
effect of these improvements is that it has rendered several design
assumptions in displayconfig-gtk obsolete. So, starting with Hardy we
are no longer putting displayconfig-gtk forth as a primary configuration
tool, and are putting our development focus into the Screen Resolution
applet. As a result, we do not plan to fix this bug and thus are closing

For more background on this change, please see this page:

Changed in displayconfig-gtk:
status: New → Won't Fix
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