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July 24th, 2010, 11:44 AM

I have a question that I hope someone can answer, been trying to google for it without luck.


My laptop got a resolution of 1280X800 or something. what I want to do is set it to 1024*600, but I do not want it to cripple or stretch the screen. Aka I want a pixel for pixel resolution, with black boards for those pixels not used.

The reason i want to do this is because I want to test if the lower resolution is enough to show a full page with readable text. (picture text)

Is it possible to do this? And how do I configure Xorg for that?

Using ubuntu 10.04

best regards

July 24th, 2010, 02:00 PM
You can't change 1280x800 to 1024x600 without distortion because it's not the same aspect ratio. You can do either 1024x640 or 960x600.

I might be misunderstanding you, but just go to System>Preferences>Display and try out the different available resolutions and refresh rates.

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