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Old 01-09-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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Intel resolution - tips needed


Hi,

Ok, F12 has been installed, runs nice. Me? Happy. I am stuck @ 800x600, this resolution is too low for me. Doe I edit the xorg.conf to cater for higher resolutions? How do I proceed. Info can ben given, of course. So far, I run an Intel integrated card on an HP super slim system. A previous install (Solaris) thought the card was an Nvidia...128Mb...

Tnx for some light in the dark.

Thor
 
Old 01-09-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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Here is an <<edited>> portion of my xorg.conf file:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
<snip>
        HorizSync       30-107
        VertRefresh     59-61
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "radeon"
<snip>
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    16
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes   "1600x1200"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
Note that I have specified only one option for bit depth and resolution. With this, the KDE settings dialog gives me all the standard 4:3 formats up to 1600x1200.

Please post the equivalent sections of your file....
 
Old 01-09-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the info, I tried some things, but still only get the same 800x600 resolution, my current xorg (it could hopefully help you help me...)...

Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"
FontPath "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dri"
Load "dri2"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
Load "record"
Load "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "compaq"
ModelName "p50"
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 47.5-125
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "ColorKey" # <i>
#Option "CacheLines" # <i>
#Option "Dac6Bit" # [<bool>]
#Option "DRI" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoDDC" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
#Option "XvMCSurfaces" # <i>
#Option "PageFlip" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "intel"
VendorName "Intel Corporation"
BoardName "82865G Integrated Graphics Controller"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1200x1600"
EndSubSection
EndSection
I hand-edited the thing to have a monitor vendor and model, but the interface still only gives 800x600 at most.
In the console I popped to init 3, and than back to init 5 - I dont know if that is the right way to test...

Tnx!

Looking 4ward to the weekend BTW!!

Thor
 
Old 01-09-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ctID=c00339790

The good news: Your settings are correct for that monitor

The bad news: That monitor is hopelessly obsolete---If you value your eyesight, replace it. The absolute cheapest flat panel will be much better.

According the the link, the monitor will only go to 1280x1024, so try that in the xorg file.

Regardless, your current entry is incorrect---if the monitor would support it, you would enter 1600x1200, not what you have.


PS: You could find a much larger used CRT really cheap......

Last edited by pixellany; 01-09-2010 at 10:37 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thanks!

About the monitor: you are sooooo right, but I recycled it for my server stack. Right now, that system is being prepped to become the primary system (F10 goes out) and the monitor to be used is (perhaps also not too new) an HP75, at least 17".

So...here's a flash, why dont I hook up the PC to that monitor intead.

But, good news all round, the settings are good, the monitor is (if I say so myself) ... crap. I never use it to actively look at anyway...

Thanks!

Have a great-great weekend - and a warm one. Here in belgium, we're getting snow, snow and ... more snow.

Thanks!

Thor
 
Old 01-10-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
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Oh boy...

I hooked the PC up to the "final" CRT and got the splash at boot-up, then ...a black screen of nothing. I took the xorg.0conf away to force X to figure things out for itself, but it did'nt...

More tweaking needed, I'm afraid...

Thor
 
  


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