Cannot set external monitor as primary on XP; Monitor type not recognized
Posted on 2010-09-21
I got a new laptop at work and everything's fine, operationally.
when I first set everything up, my external monitor, Samsun SyncMaster T220 popped right up, but no drivers installed. I installed the drivers and that seemed to have been successful, but in "Display --> Settings", I have a couple of issues.
a. Both monitors are identified as "(Multiple Monitors) on ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
b. The external monitor won't allow me to check "Use this device as the primary monitor"
Also, I don't think I'm getting the best resolution on the SyncMaster T220, it only allows me to go to 1680 by 1050. this is ok but just not as sharp as I think it is capable of.
When I click on "Advanced, Monitor", I see the SyncMaster and it says everything is good to go . . .
a. why can't I designate the external as primary monitor ?
b. why doesn't Samsung show up in "Display --> Settings" (it shows as a generic monitor)