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dmitchell1981
July 3rd, 2010, 10:15 PM
I have an old dell m140 xps laptop that I am using temporarily but I can not get the laptop to display my 20" monitor's native resolution. the specs on located here http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-xps… Can this laptop even reach 1680 x 1050 resolution? my ubuntu version is 10.04

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my monitor is an ACER 2016W

josephellengar
July 3rd, 2010, 10:29 PM
Your link is broken.

dmitchell1981
July 4th, 2010, 12:03 AM
http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-xps-m140-notebook/1707-3121_7-31565934.html

josephellengar
July 4th, 2010, 03:07 AM
I have an old dell m140 xps laptop that I am using temporarily but I can not get the laptop to display my 20" monitor's native resolution. the specs on located here http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-xps… Can this laptop even reach 1680 x 1050 resolution? my ubuntu version is 10.04

Additional Details
my monitor is an ACER 2016W

This laptop can reach that resolution. Located at this link is the details of your graphics chipset: http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/gma950/index.htm It appears that you can go up to 2048x1536. However, your problem may lay in the fact that the chipset is set up for a 4:3 ratio while your monitor is 16:10. That's my best guess, no guarantees. What is the highest resolution that you can use?

dmitchell1981
July 4th, 2010, 05:56 AM
1024 x 768 4:3

josephellengar
July 4th, 2010, 04:37 PM
1024 x 768 4:3

Yeah, so that's probably your problem. You have to be in a 4:3 resolution. It's only my best guess though; I'm not an expert on this.

Cypress421
September 5th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Can you enter


lspci -v > output && gedit output &

into the Terminal and then when the text editor appears, search for Intel or Nvidia to find the GPU chipset.

Elfy
September 5th, 2010, 09:27 AM
This got bumped by a spammer - the OP has not been back since July 4th.

Closing - if OP comes back and want's it opening they should use the report button to ask.