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Cannot get CPU 2 VGA to work on this TV.

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ok im not new to this at all but for some reason which is beside me, i cannot get my Dell Inspiron 9100 VGA out to work with my new 32" Samsung LCD (LN32A450). i have used it for months with my Sony Bravia 40" without any issues but not this television. heres what i know.

I know i have to match the native resolution with the samsung which i found through Moninfo app. heres the results from that application:

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Monitor
  Windows description......... Generic PnP Monitor
  Manufacturer description.... SAMSUNG
  Manufacturer................ Samsung
  
  Plug and Play ID............ SAM03A6
  Serial number............... n/a
  EDID data source............ Registry (stored)
  
  Manufacture date............ 2007, ISO week 46
  EDID revision............... 1.3
  Display type and signal..... Analog 0.700,0.000 (0.7V p-p)
  Sync input support.......... Separate
  Screen size................. 890 x 500 mm (~42")
  Power management............ Active off/sleep

Color characteristics
  Display gamma............... 2.20
  Red chromaticity............ Rx 0.632 - Ry 0.357
  Green chromaticity.......... Gx 0.289 - Gy 0.596
  Blue chromaticity........... Bx 0.143 - By 0.085
  White point (default)....... Wx 0.280 - Wy 0.290

Timing characteristics
  VESA GTF support............ Not supported
  Horizontal scan range....... 30-61kHz
  Vertical scan range......... 60-75Hz
  Video bandwidth............. 90MHz
  Extension blocks............ n/a
  Timing recommendation #1.... 1360x768 at 60Hz
      Modeline................ "1360x768" 85.500 1360 1424 1536 1792 768 771 777 795 +hsync +vsync
  Timing recommendation #2.... 1024x768 at 60Hz
      Modeline................ "1024x768" 65.000 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync

Standard timings supported
   640 x  480 at  60Hz - IBM VGA
   640 x  480 at  72Hz - VESA
   640 x  480 at  75Hz - VESA
   720 x  400 at  70Hz - IBM VGA
   800 x  600 at  60Hz - VESA
   800 x  600 at  72Hz - VESA
   800 x  600 at  75Hz - VESA
  1024 x  768 at  60Hz - Samsung
  1024 x  768 at  60Hz - VESA
  1024 x  768 at  70Hz - VESA
  1024 x  768 at  75Hz - VESA
  1360 x  768 at  60Hz - Samsung

Raw EDID base
  00: 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00  4C 2D A6 03 00 00 00 00
  10: 2E 11 01 03 68 59 32 78  2A E2 BD A1 5B 4A 98 24
  20: 15 47 4A AD CE 00 01 01  01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
  30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 66 21  50 B0 51 00 1B 30 40 70
  40: 36 00 75 F2 31 00 00 1E  64 19 00 40 41 00 26 30
  50: 18 88 36 00 75 F2 31 00  00 18 00 00 00 FD 00 3C
  60: 4B 1E 3D 09 00 0A 20 20  20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC
  70: 00 53 41 4D 53 55 4E 47  0A 20 20 20 20 20 00 2B

Display adapter
  Adapter description......... ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700
  Adapter device ID........... 0x4E501002
  Display settings............ 1360x768, 32bpp
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So now i see that i must either set my resolution to 1360x768 at 60Hz or 1024x768 at 60Hz. which i tried. well.... 1024 res gives me an "Mode not supported" error on my TV and when i set the second monitor to 1360 it displays on the TV..BUT it starts flickering once i start doing things and after a little bit it fails and goes blank and i hear the familier USB disconnect sound, AND i can ONLY set it to work if its set to "Extend my desktop to this monitor" which is odd, i dont see why it wont just clone my desktop.. but either way it fails after a bit once i start moving around..

i have tried to use an application call PowerStrip. but thats beyond me.. that app just causes mayhem for me.. maybe if i had a step by step guide i could use that app.

so all in all i just want to put my laptop under the TV and use it through the Samsung LCD with my mireless Keyboard and mouse..

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