about X resolutions on non-laptops (xresprobe)

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Aug 25 20:27:08 CDT 2004

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 09:17:28PM +0100, Thom May wrote:
> * Fabio Massimo Di Nitto (fabbione at fabbione.net) wrote :
> > On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> > > On my systems, the top resolution is the best one. That's why I think we
> > > need to start somewhere sensible and work UPWARDS till the user doesn't
> > > like it. But all of this is Hoary timeframe.
> > 
> > As I wrote in the original mail, the problem doesn't exist for laptop. It
> > only exists for CRT/LCD monitors :-)
> In this instance there's no difference between laptops and LCDs - they both
> look utterly awful in anything but their designed resolution.

Yes, but you tell me how to easily detect an LCD on !laptop.

It can be done, it's just a pain in the arse, largely thanks to X's
'she'll be right' approach of managing things like this (a la grepping
through the logs to find the resolution).

Daniel Stone                                              <daniel at fooishbar.org>
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