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Widescreen Resolution not working in Ubuntu! (aurgh!)

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I've been searching across forums for days now, and usually I receive no replies. If any of you can solve this problem, I will be eternally grateful. I'm going to try to be as descriptive as possible.

What I have:
  * Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy Eft" running the default GNOME
  * Gainax Geforce 5600 FX 256MB Video Card
  * Starlogic 20.1" Widescreen LCD, plugged in with a 10-foot DVI cable (yes there is a DVI input)
  * 1GB of RAM
  * Athlon XP 2800+ (it's old, and would probably be called a "Sempron" by the new standards)
  * nvidia-glx (Nvidia driver) installed from Synaptic Package Manager

What I'm trying to do:
  Run the monitor at 1680x1050 resolution, with a refresh rate specifically of 60Hz (and no higher). I haven't been able to get above 1280x1024 yet.

My xorg.conf (modified by the help of a Linux guru friend of mine):
  See attached file (below, in next post).

What I've tried to do:
  My friend and I added the two modelines that you'll see in the xorg.conf file, but neither one worked.
  It just reverted to either 1280x1024, or in some cases, 1024x768 (gross).
  I also tried running "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg", but when I get to the point where it allows me to select resolutions/refresh rates,
  the only option even close is "1680x1050@75Hz"; however, my monitor can only sustain 60Hz at that resolution.

Specs, direct from my monitor manual:
  See attached file (below, in next post).



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