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I'm running Ubuntu and I have an Intel HD graphic card, I installed Counter Strike 1.6 and I cannot launch wide screen display mode, parts from the both side of my screen are black. Also when I am playing some clips on YouTube, both sides on the screen are black and I don't see the whole picture.

When I click on "About this computer" I'm getting this:

  • Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2

But I can't find the driver for my Intel GC. I have this driver installed:

  • X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx
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Just let you know that I have an Acer Aspire 5349... – Stevan Hranisavljevic Nov 30 '12 at 3:50
add that to the post then! :) – MiJyn Nov 30 '12 at 3:53
I have been installed cs 1.6 on my detskop computer and I have the same problem which I solved, I adjusted horizontal size on 100 and the problem isnt now there, I must do the same thing on laptop, just tell me what must I type in my Terminal... – Stevan Hranisavljevic Nov 30 '12 at 5:54
It looks like the problem is in my graphic card, on my computer I can change video option into widscreen, on my laptop I cant... – Stevan Hranisavljevic Nov 30 '12 at 6:05
can u solve my problem or dont , if dont just tell me right now and I will get another Linux. Thanks... – Stevan Hranisavljevic Nov 30 '12 at 7:57

I solved the problem, the solution is this: you already have wine installed on your Linux, if you wouldnt have wine you wouldnt be playng cs, you must ran configure wine aplication, there you have some options, then run graphics, check emulate virtual desktop, then you set a resolution 16:9 example 1360 x 765, then run cs, run options , video, the display mode isnt anymore greyed, you can now change it from normal to widscreen, when you change that options you run resolution and now you have 1360 x 765 available, whatever you did put, dont put some resolution in the configure wine which is bigest then the resolution of your monitor, the resolution you put must be in order with 16:9 list resolutions, hope this was usefull for your cs playing, see you people on some cs server, and enjoy while you are playing cs....See you... Caooooo. Pozzzzzzzdrav. Pozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz from Serbia...

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