Samsung 2494 visible screen area

reshel

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Hi, I just got a new Samsung 2494 LCD screen. I hooked it up, and everything seems to be working find, except for one major problem: the actual image only occupies about 90% if the screen. There is a wide black margin surrounding the image on all four sides. In effect, this simply makes the screen significantly smaller. Surprisingly, this only happens under Windows (XP). When I booted my system with Ubuntu Linux, the full area of the screen was used for display. I tried the OSD buttons, looking for the position/width/height buttons I had on my old screen, but there was nothing there.

Any ideas?

P.S.
I'm using an Nvidia GeForce 8500 graphics card.
 

reshel

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Yes, I tried all kinds of different settings (including the max), but this only changes the resolution within the displayed area. The wide black margin sorrounding it remains unchagned.
 

reshel

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It's actually 2494LW, which runs at 1920X1080.
Fortunately, I found a simple solution: I downloaded and installed the latest version of my graphics card driver, and that solved the problem (I guess I should have done that earlier, but since it's only a year old, I assumed that wasn't necessary).

Thanks for your help anyway.