[Lvlug] Laptop Linux?
thehead at patshead.com
Mon Jul 25 19:55:11 EDT 2005
> Hanuman wrote:
>> That must be 800x600 resolution though. Ugh....
> well, actually it runs best at this non-standard resolution (something
> like 700x560 or some such - I'd have to look at again - been a while
> since I configured it). X Windows (w/Fluxbox wm) actually does not look
> too bad even though this LCD is from the infamous 'dual-scan' technology
> era...LCDs are tricky - key is to find that sweet spot resolution they
> work best at and try to leave 'em there. I've noticed on the new(er)
> wide screen-type laptops, anything but the suggested res. and ratio
> (which the typically OEM ships them at) look fuzzy. I switch in and out
> of X, but mainly use this little XPi in console mode most of the time.
Are you sure the "sweet spot" as you call it is not 800x600? The "sweet
spot" is the native resolution of the LCD panel, which is likely to be
800x600 on a dual scan display from that timeframe. As far as I
remember on older LCD panels were usually not able to stretch. So if
you ran anything less than native resolution you would get a black
border around your desktop.
Modern LCD panels (read as newer than my 3 year old cheap 15 inch
panels) do a half way decent job of scaling the image up from a lower
resolution. Personally I cannot tolerate such a thing, because it makes
things blurry (very blurry on older panels that did scaling).
I have one of the laptops you mention with a wide screen display. It is
something like a 10.6 inch 1280x768 display. If you run it at 1024x768
with scaling turned on the aspect ratio will be wrong and everything
will be too wide.
As for dual scan displays, I don't know how you can stand them :). I
have a Sharp P100 laptop in a drawer somewhere with a dual scan display.
I don't know how you can stand the bleeding-brightness-disease they
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