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Make sure you change the necessary bits to match your hardware (video card, etc.) This worked beautifully for my monitor (Dell 2005fpw).

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
UseModes "16:10"
HorizSync 30-83
VertRefresh 60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV34GL [Quadro FX 500/600 PCI]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "16:10"
ModeLine "1680x1050 (GTF)" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087
EndSection

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