[MPlayer-users] Is S-Video and external monitor limited by laptop's graphics card's max resolution.

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Aug 31 16:47:58 CEST 2005

On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 10:51:36PM -0500, Reshat Sabiq wrote:
> >>On 3., i made a typo, 1280x768 is not 16:9, i meant to say 1280x720. I'm 
> >>pretty sure the answer is yes, although not all of external VGA or LCD 
> >>resolutions might be supported. So i guess the answer is 75% chance yes, 
> >>25% No, or something like that.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >I don't see how the lcd resolution is relevant if you're using an
> >external monitor.
> > 
> >
> I guess this has to do w/ the graphics card and the drivers. A laptop 
> say w/ 1024x768 max resolution may not be able to handle 1920x1200 on an 
> external monitor. I think this is why my laptop (on Windows, haven't 
> configed my FC3 for dual-head yet) only gave me 5 out 7 choices of my 
> desktop monitor's resolution.

This is a matter of crappy windows drivers, nothing else. Just disable
to output to lcd first to make sure you don't damage the lcd
controller, and then you can freely set any mode imaginable (within
your card's dot clock limitations).


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