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    Default widescreen monitors and resolutions

    I'm trying to figure out or confirm if today's/recent distros can deal with the various widescreen resolutions. Mainly 1440 x 900. I was wondering if it needs tweaking or can work 'out of the box.' Can anyone let me know or confirm?

    I'm looking for a monitor for somebody and Ubuntu/XP will be dual booted. But, I don't know if I can choose 'any' monitor or whether I should look for a particular resolution. Imho, there are so many issues when it comes to graphics/video drivers and resolutions when initially booting up the distro although I guess there are workarounds.

    I suppose it also depends on the graphics chipset of the integrated video card chip or the video card (in the video card slot, be it PCI or PCI-e, one is using).

    It will be an LCD widescreen monitor used for all-purpose computing and in particuar, videos/movies etc.

    I thought there might be a problem or issue trying to get the distro (for e.g., Ubuntu) choosing the correct mode line if I want to use the native resolution (in this case, 1440 x 900). If I got a lcd monitor with a native res of 1680 x 1050, it might be easier but they are more expensive.
    Thanks for any answers.
    Last edited by Panix; 10-18-2008 at 01:56 PM.

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