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dennisbrain57
July 28th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Need driver for HP w2007 20" LCD monitor. By default Ubuntu does not support the recommended resolution of 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz

LowSky
July 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM
it isn't that Ubuntu doesn't support the resoluitons its that the graphics driver does not support the resolutions...

do you know what chipset your graphics card uses? Intel, Nvidia, or ATI? Or something else?

dennisbrain57
July 29th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Computer is using Intel GMA 4500 chipset.

Under Windows Vista 64-bit the Intel graphics drivers work perfectly with the HP w2007 monitor - looks great at 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz.

Under Gnome 2.26.1 when I run System=>Prefs=>Display the only choices in the "resolution" dropdown list are the following:

1360 x 768 (16:9)
1152 x 864 (4:3)
1024 x 768 (4:3)
800 x 600 (4:3)
640 x 480 (4:3)

Can I edit a config file somewhere that will give me the choice 1680 x 1050?

Machine specs: Lenovo IdeaCentre K220 Model 5358-1FU
OS: Vista Home Premium 64-bit
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2.50 GHz
Disk: 500GB 7200 RPM SATA
Graphics: onboard Intel GMA 4500 chipset

spartan7
September 7th, 2010, 10:02 PM
I'm having the same issue using the 20' screen as an extended screen from my laptop dv2000

realzippy
September 7th, 2010, 10:13 PM
I'm having the same issue using the 20' screen as an extended screen from my laptop dv2000

..which graphicscard driver ubuntuversion ?

Calaway21
September 8th, 2010, 01:15 AM
What you have is a driver problem for your video card.

According to this thread (http://http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1398377), Ubuntu Lucid Lynx supports this out of the box. So, if you're not running Lucid, I suggest that you upgrade your distro.

Otherwise, the first thing to do is System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. Let it look for any drivers that may be available.

If you don't find any, you can also attempt to edit the xorg.conf file and configure your display manually. To do that, go here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973



If you screw up, go here:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-tiphow-to-removeinstall-and-reconfigure-xorg-without-reinstalling-ubuntu.html

realzippy
September 8th, 2010, 01:10 PM
What you have is a driver problem for your video card.

According to this thread (http://http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1398377), Ubuntu Lucid Lynx supports this out of the box. So, if you're not running Lucid, I suggest that you upgrade your distro.

Otherwise, the first thing to do is System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. Let it look for any drivers that may be available.

If you don't find any, you can also attempt to edit the xorg.conf file and configure your display manually. To do that, go here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973



If you screw up, go here:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-tiphow-to-removeinstall-and-reconfigure-xorg-without-reinstalling-ubuntu.html

Seems as you answered OP....this is over 1 year ago...

Calaway21
September 8th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Seems as you answered OP....this is over 1 year ago...

Wow! it is. I don't really look at the dates. I just saw it at the top of the list.