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Built-in monitor on Toshiba A45-S250

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I can't use various games under Linux because they tell me there is no 3D support for my monitor, but I know it does have it because I've played all kinds of stuff in Windows. I can't find exactly what kind of monitor my computer has so I can use the right drivers (it's just a "generic LCD monitor"). The Recovery DVD that comes with the computer comes with an "Intel MontaraGT" driver for the monitor, but I can't find any Linux verious of this. Does anyone know what monitor is in this computer (Toshiba A45-S250) and where I can get the right Linux drivers for it?
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More important would be the grafix card adapter as monitors dont have 3D support by them self. It is the video card & Driver that handels this.
Do you have the correct Linux driver for your Vcard?
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First link for toshiba is bad you will need to look the manual up on the toshiba site if you want to view it.
As it is cookie dependent.
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Thanks, I've alreadly looked up the user guide and detailed specs on Toshiba's web site - all it says is that the monitor is a "15-inch active-matrix TFT display". I was going to search for the drivers for the graphcs adapter, but I believe that the capabililties of the video adapter don't mean much if the monitor can't handle it, which is why I specifically asked about the monitor. For example, when running under Windows, the video card says it can use up to 1600x1200 resolution, but the built-in monitor with the computer can only go up to 1024x768. So, I wouldn't want to try advanced stuff with the video card if I'm not sure the monitor can handle it.
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Dose linux have a generic TFT 1024X768 driver that you can apply to the monitor?
Like windows (standard monitor types)  Laptop Display Panel (1024x768)
This would keep it from going to a higher setting and allow you to use the VGA Driver.
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Hmmm, it seems I already have the right driver installed. I enabled 3D support and it seems to work pretty well.
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