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Screen resolution always get back to a different value

I'm using Thinkpad T43p with ATI FireGL V3200 with the newewst driver.
I have no special display manager or Lenovo utilities installed.
I'm running Windows XP pro SP3
My resolution is set to 1400x1050.
But, every time the laptop goes to sleep or the screen shuts down (not screen saver, but power saver), it comes back with resolution of 1024x768.

Can you please tell me why is it and what can I do to stop this annyoing thing ?

Thanks a lot,

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  • roi_sc Apr 15, 2009

    Thanks for the answer. I use the ATI Catalyst Control Center and it indicates the correct resolutions there.

  • roi_sc Apr 18, 2009

    The TFT do support higher resolution and all worked well before I re-installed it... If I do not close the laptop lid, all is well and the resoultion stays the same even if it goes to sleep and back. But once the lid is down, it's like automatically goes to presentation mode (I guess) and goes to lower resolution. I do not know how to disable it.
    Thanks !...



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There is most likely a utility ( ati util ) that runs in the background so set the resolution through there utility and that should solve the issue where as if you set it through windows display properties it will continue to do the above.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

  • Shane Russell
    Shane Russell Apr 18, 2009

    The only other thing I can think of is that the TFT does not support anything above the 1024 * 768 resolution ( check the manual that came with your laptop and post back with the info )

    If you still want to know post back and let me know and I can have a look further into it.



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