i have a 22" samsung 226bw monitor attached to my dell inspiron 530n, running elyssa. when i boot to the ubuntu 8.10 live cd, the 1680x1050 screen resolution is available. it looks about 100 times better than 1600x1024, the greatest resolution available to me under elyssa.
i also notice that in ubuntu 8.10, the "monitor resolution settings" dialog (system|preferences|screen resolution) correctly shows my monitor as "samsung 22" " whereas the same dialog in elyssa (mint menu|preferences|screen resolution) simply identifies it as "unknown." so, i'm guessing that if i could get elyssa to recognize my monitor correctly, i could get that 1680x1050 resolution i so desire. or maybe not. can anyone give me any hints?