Most new Linux and Unix "flavours" seem to have problems with the so-called "non-standard" screen resolutions. Ubuntu 11 (the so-called "contender" of Windows) can't even set a widescreen resolution through a standard way. 😳 Desktop BSD supports only some "standard" resolutions. Linux might be better than Windows regarding server administration and security but Windows (and Mac also perhaps) give their users the best possible hardware facilities and support. I replaced my dear Ubuntu with my copy of WinXP for that reason!
Surprising it is that some older versions and less popular nixes like Ubuntu 8.04, Peppermint linux (ver1) and Wolvix (a dead project now) do provide a REALLY versatile list of screen resolutions! 🙄 Wow.. is that some kind of a joke of the Nix world or some change in the kernel or drivers cause that?
Also why do I have to hop forums to know "how to change resolution?" or why do i have to use a workaround? Screen resolution is a NEED and NOT A COMFORT! They should deal with it before anything else!!
It is not the fault of Linuxes though; because the hardware vendors who provide first hand support to proprietory buyers like Microsoft but open source developers of Nixes (especially Linux) could only get them after disassembling them when they have been "thrown away" by their vendors. 😢
Can this "deadlock" ever be solved?