widescreen laptop on a docking bay

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btm
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widescreen laptop on a docking bay

Postby btm » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:38 am

I've installed Mint on my Dell laptop, but I installed while attached to a docking bay.

The laptop has a widescreen monitor, but the screen I'm using with the bay is not, so Mint detected that screen size during install.

Now when I run the laptop off the bay it runs in non widescreen mode leaving black bars down the sides.

As I do most of my work on the docking bay its not the end of the world but it would be nice to get it working. Is there a way to configure it so it can detect which screen res it should use?

Thanks

Brian

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Postby D1Wayne » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:29 am

there is no one answer for this without knowing what's under the dells hood.
would require you to specfiy what video card/chipset your dell has

if you start a terminal session and type in
lspci

post that along with what video driver is being used in file
/etc/X11/xorg.conf

and have you run envy or not?


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