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Re: Maximum VGA output screen resolution

My Dell (an old insprion 8600) runs 1920x1200.

A nice surprise on Ubuntu 7.04 and later was that it
Just Worked.  I didn't have to tweak the /etc/X11
configs at all!

Same with my old Sony Vaio PCG-8C3L aka
PCG-GRX560.  1600x1200.  That is, until the
display started to go (these days is is crisp in
text mode but goes nasty left-right flickery.

Anyhow, yes, I've been able to get video out through
the VGA connector at whatever resolution the
monitor would support (never tried past WUXGA)
over the years

Too bad you think the 15.4 display is too tiny-
I used 1600x1200 15.4" for quite a few years
as my primary display because it beat the pants
off the dual 1600x1200 21" tube displays my
employer provided.  Personally, my pet peeve
is vendors who keep increasing the size of
screens without increasing the number of pixels.

Six years later, I'm still using my 2002 Dell
because I can't find another laptop with a better
than WUXGA display.


On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 / 6400 with the ATI X1400 video card and
> a 1680x1050 15.4" monitor. I am considering purchasing an LCD monitor
> for use at home, as the 15.4" screen is too tiny.
> How can I know what maximum resolution the VGA output is capable of?
> For that matter, how do I enable it? I have been unsuccessful in
> getting VGA video out of this machine in Debian-based (Debian and
> Ubuntu) distros. Fedora enabled at least 1024x768 output, but I did
> not try anything higher. I do not remember which driver I was using
> with Fedora. With Debian I tried only the open source driver that
> comes on the install disk, and in Ubuntu I tried both the open source
> and proprietary drivers to no avail.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Dotan Cohen
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Best Regards.
Please keep in touch.
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