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MacBook Aluminum :: Dell Display Cant Display Video Mode


I have a Dell LCD display which I have connected to my Macbook with a MiniDisplay Port to DVI converter, and then a DVI cable running to the display. My computer seems to acknowledge the display, but the display reads "Cannot display this video mode, change computer display input to 1360 x 768 @ 60Hz". When I go to System Preferences > Displays > Gather Windows, I can see the settings for the Dell display. They are the correct settings, the same as above.

Is there anything I am doing wrong or need to change to get the display to work? I would not like to mirror the displays, I would like to have it as an extended desktop.

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Mac OS X (10.5.6)


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Macbook Pro Core i5 2.4Ghz
Mac OS X (10.6.4)

Posted: Jul 17, 2010

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