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Old 04-21-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
bert.baeck
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1680x1050 screen resolution with ubuntu?


Hi Guyzzzzzzzz,

I bought a laptop 'dell inspiron 6400' with a WSXGA+ 1680x1050 screen. Is it possible to also have this resolution in Linux?
Are there specific drivers for those resolutions or is this a standard feature?

Thanks a lot,

Bert from Belgium
 
Old 04-21-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Try modifying your /etc/X11/xorg.conf under Section "Screen" under SubSection "Display":

SubSection "Display"
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

and there, add the desired resolution in front of the others and it should be the primary one. In the above example, you could add it like this:

Modes "1680x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 
  


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