I have a freshly installed LMDE Xfce on a Dell Mini 12 but don't know how to get its screen resolution right. Currently it's too low (and aspect ratio is wrong).
According to this page
, the Dell has Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 500 and a resolution of 1280×800.
Settings | Display | Resolution presents only two options: 1024×768 and 800×600 (refresh rate is 61.0 Hz).
System Profiler and Benchmark | Operating System shows Linux 2.6.39-2-486 (i686)
System Profiler and Benchmark | Display shows
Monitor: Monitor 0: 1024×768 pixels
Display: Resolution: 1024×768 pixels; Vendor: The X.Org Foundation; Version: 220.127.116.112
If it's believed that the monitor itself is 1024×768 pixels, no wonder there's no display option for anything greater. So what might I do?