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28216Re: Screen Resolution on Dell Latitude D510

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  • bo_bo_es
    Apr 21, 2006
      O.K. Thanks a lot. At least now I know that I can stop
      trying things

      xavi

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "Alexander Toresson"
      <alexander.toresson@...> wrote:
      >
      > If the resolution of the tft is 1024x768, there's no way to get a
      > higher resolution. Unlike crts, tfts have a static resolution that
      > can't be changed. If they are asked to go into a lower resolution they
      > simply scale it up to the correct scale, but the pixels are still the
      > same size and amount as in the highest resolution it's capable of. At
      > most you could get 1280x1024 downscaled to 1024x768 in software, but
      > I'm not aware of any way of doing that.
      >
      > Regards, Alexander Toresson
      >
      > On 4/20/06, bo_bo_es <bo_bo_es@...> wrote:
      > > Hi all:
      > >
      > > Simple question:
      > >
      > > Is it possible to run Linux on the Latitude D510 at a
      resolution higher
      > > than the machine native 1024x768 ?
      > >
      > > I use Ubuntu 5.10 and everything works fine except that I can
      not get my
      > > *preferred* 1280x1024 resolution.
      > >
      > > The laptop comes with a 15" XGA (1024x768 native resolution)
      and after
      > > weeks of trials (mainly using 915resolution) had no success. I
      guess it is
      > > impossible, but maybe somebody knows a way of "scaling" the screen or
      > > something similar.
      > >
      > > Thanks in advance
      > >
      > > xavi
      > >
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