Posted: Thu 03 Feb 2011, 06:19 Post_subject:
How to connect a high res monitor to my laptop? (Solved) Sub_title: Puppy won't go above 1280 x 800
I have a laptop emachines e620 from Acer and Puppy send video to the SUB D plug for external monitor but allow no better as 1280 x 800@60 or different resolution (with the resolution changer I can choice 1280 x firstname.lastname@example.org but not higher; in this case the external screen become completely black and the screen of the laptop is not good any more: to short from top to bottom) so I see only on the external high resolution screen the top part of the screen of the laptop screen without the bottom bar with Menu and other important and usefull symbols.
And I can't commute to high resolution as it is possible in for ex. in Debian or Ubuntu.
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Posted: Thu 03 Feb 2011, 10:11 Post_subject:
I'm going to take a wild guess, that the video chip in your laptop is not capable of going higher than 1280 x 800 x 60.
Do laptop manufacturers normally put video chips in their laptops that are capable of much higher resolution than the display in the laptop? I guess they might, since they put connectors for external displays in their laptops.
Maybe plugging it in and pressing Fn+F8 ( or your laptops equivalent to switch to external monitor) before you press Enter at the boot screen? All laptops are different, so item hard to say. _________________ Web Programming - Pet Packaging 100 & 101