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Old 05-23-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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widescreen resolution

i just got a new laptop and its got a 17" widescreen display. i justy put gentoo on here and the screen is a 1920x1200 display but that isnt what shows when i go to screen resolution in gnome it says its at 1440 X1050. I thought lcd screens could only do 1 resolution. is it really at 1920x1200 and gnome is just reporting it wrong? how can i tell what the real resolution is and if its not right how can i set it to what it should be. i added 1920x1200 in xorg.conf and it still doesnt show in the screen resolution display.
Old 08-01-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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It is pretty easy to tell what is the correct resolution on an LCD. Is it clear and sharp .. if so, then you have the right resultion. If not, keep trying!


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