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Old 08-05-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Ubuntu monitor

I have just installed Ubuntu V5.04 and im a noob to it all. I have installed it onto my laptop but i always have an external monitor from the laptop. The laptop has a very high resoloution screen so the picture i get on my external monitor is very bad. No matter what i change the resolution to i cannot see the entire screen. It gets cut off around the sides.

Can anyone help me?
Old 08-05-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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well to start with, I'd look into changing to a later version i.e. 6.06 (aka Dapper) is now the current one, 2 versions newer.

I don't know how to check, but you'd need to find out whether your lappy see's things as a laptop with 2 monitors connected so the graphics device can run things as a "double headed" system or whether it's just a case having to run the install but not actually using the laptops screen so that it's set up only too use (optimise maybe ??) the external monitor.

I know that graphics cards/devices that have 2 outlets can be set up so that they are both usable, but it depends on how your lappy is actually designed to work.

You might also have a look here - 5.04 aka Hoary.




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