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Re: [SLE] Re: Re: 9.0 and nVidia
  • From: "Art Fore" <afore@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 04:32:51 -0800
  • Message-id: <3FA25673.5000701@xxxxxxxxx>
John Pettigrew wrote:

In a previous message, "Art Fore" <afore@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

John Pettigrew wrote:

If you drive an LCD at over its physical resolution, you lose clarity.

It is like comparing the same 8X10 photograph printed on a 300 dpi laser
printer verssus printed on a 1200 dpi laserprinter.

No it isn't - if the LCD only has (say) 1280x1024 physical resolution, driving
at a higher resolution will actually reduce the clarity and precision of the
display, not increase it. It's the disadvantage of LCDs compared with CRTs -
they don't work well at arbitrary resolutions.


I was comparing a 1024X768 resolution screen with a 1920X1600 screen (or it could be 1600X1200) and having the text and window displays sized so the are about the same between the two. If you take the 1920X1600 display and drive it with 1024Xww768, as when SuSE was first installed using frame bufferes before the nvidia drivers are installed, what you say is correct and the lcd actually is not used on a about an inch on both sides due to the aspect ratio.

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