This is my first post here, I'm glad there is a place for help! This is my second try to switch to Linux, after testing Ubuntu 9 last year. I am happy so far for home tasking.
My computer running Helena x64: Dell Inspiron 1501
Here is my problem: last night we connected the projector to my laptop. I opened the display parameters and the projector showed up as "unknown device". I activated it and I couldn't set my screen to "1280x720", the native projector resolution, when using it as a clone of my laptop display. Without the projector plugged in, I was happy to see that Mint could handle a 720p output. I thought it would be fine with my projector.
I then tried to set it as a second display. I could then set the projector to a 16:9 resollution (1138 x something, sorry, can't remember), but then my screen would not use its native resolution (1280x800). I didn't care much, as I had achieved correct ratio on my projector. But my laptop was showing a weird wallpaper placement, and the projector background was not right either, but I could use Firefox in it correctly.
After doing what we wanted, I unplugged the projector and I couldn't set the screen back to it's native resolution. I am now stuck with those options:
This leaves me with an annoying display. And the impossibility to use my projector correctly. I have read about xorg.conf in other resolution or screen problem, here it is in case it's usefull:
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Identifier "Configured Screen Device"
Device "Configured Video Device"
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Identifier "Configured Video Device"
I am quite a beginner, I have no clue what to look for to solve this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!