Intel GM965 output scaling

Marius Gedminas mgedmin at
Thu May 8 11:27:00 PDT 2008

On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 01:27:36PM +0200, tom at wrote:
> Quoting Marius Gedminas <mgedmin at>:
>> My Lenovo T61 has a 1280x800 LCD and an Intel 965 graphics chip.  If I
>> choose a different screen resolution (e.g. 1024x768), the display is
>> stretched and loses the correct aspect ratio.
>> Is this something that can be fixed in the intel driver?
> See the PANEL_FITTING output property. Set it to 'full_aspect' or 'center'.

What version of the intel driver supports this?  2.2.1 doesn't.

> `xrandr --prop` to see what the current value is, `xrandr --output ???  
> --set PANEL_FITTING center` to set the property.

The only properties I see are EDID_DATA, BACKLIGHT and
BACKLIGHT_CONTROL.  Trying to set it gives me a predictable BadName

Marius Gedminas
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