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Old 10-12-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
pablasso
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Acer AL1916W with 1440x900 resolution


Hello, i have an Intel 865G integrated graphics, and im struggling to get a 1440x900 resolution (on Windows it works without problem)

I think that everything comes into the "Modeline" parameter i changed it a lot of times with different results, most of the time i cant get the 1440x900 option on the screen resolution panel of gnome, but when im able to choose it the screen just goes blank

here is the revelant part of my xorg.conf, like this i cant choose 1440x900 on gnome but at least i get 1024x768, if i remove the "@60" the graphics doesnt even start

Code:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Acer AL1916W"
        HorizSync 30-82
        Vertrefresh 56-76
        Modeline "1440x900@60" 106.5 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +VSync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
        Device  "Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller"
        Monitor "Acer AL1916W"
        DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
        Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
        Depth 4
        Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
i also installed 915resolution and overwrited the 640x480 with my custom res, here is the output:

Code:
root@uterra:/home/pablasso# 915resolution -l
Intel 800/900 Series VBIOS Hack : version 0.5.2

Chipset: 865G
BIOS: TYPE 2
Mode Table Offset: $C0000 + $353
Mode Table Entries: 18

Mode 30 : 1440x900, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 32 : 800x600, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 34 : 1024x768, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 38 : 1280x1024, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3a : 1600x1200, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3c : 1920x1440, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 41 : 1440x900, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 43 : 800x600, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 45 : 1024x768, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 49 : 1280x1024, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4b : 1600x1200, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4d : 1920x1440, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 50 : 1440x900, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 52 : 800x600, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 54 : 1024x768, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 58 : 1280x1024, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5a : 1600x1200, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5c : 1920x1440, 32 bits/pixel
i hope that someone can give me a hand with this, my current 1024x768 looks awful and i just cant work on windows (and don't want to)

regards
 
Old 10-12-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
wabbalee
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Hi Pablasso,

As I am not one of the most experienced Linux users myself, I picked out your problem anayway because recently I have build and sold an AMD system with the exact same Acer LCD running perfectly fine on a 1440 x 900 res under mepis linux with an ATI pci-e X550 graphics card. I think the trick is to use a graphics adapter that is well supported in Linux. I was able in Mepis just to select the ATI driver which it then downloaded and installed in one go. after X restart I did not even need to change the resolution to 1440 x 900 as it was already set to it. I have been fiddling with other cards other than nVidia and ATI and found it hard to get full 3D support. nVidia and ATI are the best choice at the moment for linux, with nVidia being the best as they always release drivers for linux. I am not sure what the story is with ATI but my experience is that they are well supported too.

This is what I would do rather than trying to get the intel graphics to work, as it is sooooo much easier for us newbie's.

Ron
 
Old 10-12-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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yeah, nVidia and Ati have a better support, in special nVidia who releases his drivers on opensource, but i don't have that option as this PC lacks any AGP or PCIe port so im stuck with intel graphics
 
Old 10-12-2006, 11:47 PM   #4
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In that case I can only wish you good luck in your efforts, hopefully some else will pick this up for you and give the advice you are after.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 02:57 PM   #5
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problem solved!

excuse the bad link, i dont have enough post yet to post URL's

http: //ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1465348#post1465348
 
  


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