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Old 03-19-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
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Debian (lenny): Distorted Screen Resolution on HP 2133 Mini-Note (KX869AT)

I just installed Debian (lenny) on my HP 2133 Mini-Note (KX869AT). I've managed to get everything working, even the Broadcom wireless adapter, but the display is too large for the actual screen size. To get the screen to a more manageable resolution, I did copy the xorg.conf file of another HP 2133 Mini-Note user. (It was probably a different model; there are several versions of the HP 2133, hence the model number in the description.) It helped some, but it's still not that great. Icons and things hide off-screen. The text on the GNOME panel is quite large.

Has anyone figured out a way to fix this? I searched the forums and couldn't find an answer. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-19-2010, 06:25 AM   #2
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Here's a copy of the xorg.conf file I used to make the screen resolution a little more manageable.
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf d atabase.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Video Openchrome"
Driver "openchrome"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
Option "ActiveDevice" "LCD,CRT"
Option "ForceLCD"
Option "SWCursor" "True"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor LCD"
VertRefresh 50.00-100.00 # X11 discovery claim
HorizSync 30.00-113.00 # X11 discovery claim
DisplaySize 193 116 # Approximate
UseModes "HP-2133 LCD Modes"
Option "PreferredMode" "1280x768-60.0"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Modes" # See also "HP-2133 Known Modes" at file end for others.
Identifier "HP-2133 LCD Modes"
# Default mode "1024x600": 49.0 MHz, 37.3 kHz, 60.0 Hz
Modeline "1280x768-60.0" 48.96 1280 1064 1168 1312 768 601 604 622 -hsync +vsync
# Default mode "1024x512": 41.3 MHz, 31.9 kHz, 60.0 Hz
Modeline "1024x512-60.0" 41.30 1024 1056 1160 1296 512 513 516 531 -hsync +vsync
# Default mode "720x480": 26.7 MHz, 29.8 kHz, 60.0 Hz
Modeline "720x480-60.0" 26.70 720 736 808 896 480 481 484 497 -hsync +vsync

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Monitor LCD"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1280x768"
Virtual 1280 768
Depth 24
Device "Video Openchrome"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "true"
Option "DAMAGE" "true"


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