Square eyes from a rectangular monitor. Not ideal.
August 15, 2011 9:34 PM Subscribe
I have been completely outsmarted by my monitor (or perhaps Windows XP?). Please help!
posted by doublehappy to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I recently bought a Samsung SyncMaster EX2220 monitor. My computer is an old laptop with onboard graphics running Windows XP.
The problem is that I can't force the screen resolution to its native 1920 x 1080. Windows XP does not give me the option, and nor does the Intel something something Graphics Utility.
So far, I have tried all the usual settings I would try as well as all manner of third party apps, homemade drivers and registry hacks that I've found. I have now reverted to the latest official drivers from the Samsung website but still cannot make it display full screen.
Interestingly, I've been fooling around with linux installs on a different hard drive and with three different distros, on what is otherwise the same laptop, I've managed to pretty simply configure the monitor to display its native resolution.
What have I missed here? I'm going crazy (and squinty eyed), so I any ideas are much appreciated, thanks.