Screen resolution

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Wed May 9 14:37:24 BST 2007

On 2007/05/09 13:00 (GMT+0300) Dotan Cohen apparently typed:

> I just noticed that my Dell Inspiron laptop, which bills it's screen
> as 1400x1050,

If Dell says it's 1400x1050, that's probably what it is, and what should be
used by X. What model is it?

> actually has 1680x050 usable pixels.

How did you make this determination? 1680x1050 is a widescreen format
suitable only for widescreen displays. 1400x1050 is a standard 1.33:1 format
for normal format displays only.

> I edit xorg.conf to
> add that resolution, but KDE does not present me that option when I
> log in after killing X. I tried looking for the KDE configuration file
> to edit by hand, but I could not find it. Would this be unwise? How
> can I add 1680x1050 as a resolution option?
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