[ubuntu-uk] Monitor Resolution Question

Matthew Holder mattmole at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 22:29:38 GMT 2009

Hi Nige,

Your new monitor should report the maximum resolution it can display.
XUbuntu will read this, and then you will be able to pick this
resolution from one of the GUI tools. In my experience, Ubuntu has
always picked the maximum resolution when it boots, and I havent had
to change it myself.

I suspect with XP you will need to install a new driver, although this
is outside the scope of this mailing list...

Cheers, Matt

On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 10:20 PM, Nigel Verity <nigelverity at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I run a Compaq desktop which dual boots Xubuntu 9.10 and XP. For both
> operating systems the maximum available monitor resolution is 1024 x 768. I
> would like to replace the current monitor with something more up to date,
> using a 16:9 format. Is the current resolution likely to represent the best
> my hardware can support, or will the resolution of a new monitor be detected
> automatically, so I don't get any "stretching" or "squashing" of the image.
> Grateful for any advice before I go and spend any money.
> Thanks
> Nige
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Matthew Holder
ICT Technician - the Earls High School
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