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Problems getting the native resolution

I have a dual monitor setup with my Hanspree HF229H as my primary monitor and my LG L1920P as my secondary monitor. My problem is that I cannot seem to get a resolution that fits the display for the monitor.

Going to my video card settings, my LG monitor has an option to switch to the native resolution, or to scale the display so it fits the screen. My Hanspree tab displays the options but grays them out so I cannot work with them.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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There are drivers for this. Only Vista ones though. Get them off the website, they sort loads of issues out

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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    Sion Buckler Dec 25, 2008

    There are drivers for this. Only Vista ones though. Get them off the website, they sort loads of issues out



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