[ale] help forcing Ubuntu NOT to scramble my screen resolution
atllinuxenthinfo at c3energy.com
Thu Jan 27 08:03:26 EST 2011
I have an interesting situation that I need help with. I am running
Ubuntu 10.04. I have a laptop with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800.
I have a desktop monitor with a max resolution of 1280 x 1024. So,
coincidentally, the horizontal resolution of the monitor is the same as
the laptop. I have an Iogear KVM switch that I use to switch the
desktop monitor from my desktop computer to my laptop.
In Windows, when I connect the laptop to the KVM and switch to the
desktop monitor, I am still able to output a 1200 x 800 image, and
maintain aspect ratio, on the desktop monitor. Therefore, the desktop
monitor displays a replica of the laptop image, with black bars at the
top and bottom.
However, when I'm running Ubuntu, and I connect the laptop to the KVM
and switch over to the desktop monitor, Ubuntu decides that the maximum
resolution is now 1024 x 768 instead of 1200 x 800. It resizes my
windows and scrambles my icons, which drives me insane. So, how do I
force Ubuntu to output 1280 x 800, regardless of what it THINKS the
monitor is capable of.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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