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Old 02-01-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dell D600 - What Monitor Type???


I have Fedora Core 3 installed on my Dell Latitude D600. So far everything is great, even my wireless LAN card ws easy to get running. Now, my problem....

What Momitor type should I choose under the hardware settings? I have tried all of the Dell Laptop devices as well as the generic ones, but I can't get the resolution to go above 1024x786.

Resilutions above that are presentin in the option list, I can even select a higher resolution (1280x1024) but restarting only reverts back to 1024x786. Now the wierd part! If I go back to set 1280x1024, it's indicated that the higher resolution is already selected! I can get the higher resolutions to be remembered in the option list after selecting them, it's just the actual resolution never goes above 1024x768.

Any suggestions?

Chris
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:45 PM   #2
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From the sounds of things, it sounds like this can be either a hardware issue OR a software issue.

Are you sure that your monitor supports modes higher than 1024x768?

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Old 02-02-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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Yes, under XP (notebook has both OS's) I can get resolutions up to at least 1280x1024 perhaps even higher, though I haven't had any reason to try.

Since 1280x1024 is easily supported under one operating system, I didn't anticipate any issues getting the same resolution under another OS.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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in display settings, set you monitor type to "Dell 1400x1050 Laptop Display Panel". D600 should be similar enough to my m600.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 06:13 PM   #5
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Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.


Still at 1024x768
 
  


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