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Old 01-24-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
olivomartino
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Angry dell latitude D620 red hat 4 - screen resolution


Hi everybody!
I have a Dell Latitude D620 with a partition (RHLE 4 and Wxp). Im trying to fix the resolution of the screen. it doesn't work with RHEL. My laptop has 1280x800 or 1440x900. I'm working with 1024x768, so I feel a bit frustrated, you know...

I've tried with "915resolution" rpm stuff and it doesn't work.
Please, help me.
M.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 06:56 AM   #2
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One the graphics interface is a bit newer then what the kernel supports.
Two you might have luck by manually editing the the /etc/X11/xorg.conf by hand as root, example below;

Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes    "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 01-29-2007, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot.
I've tried to modify the xorg.conf file, as you told me. It doesn't work.
Do you think I have to update something (kernel, drivers...)?
let me know.
M.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 03:37 PM   #4
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Which graphics driver is being used?? Check your xorg.conf file and post back along whith your kernel version and xorg-x11 rpm version.

uname -a
rpm -qa xorg-x11
 
Old 01-30-2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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hi. thanks again. I can show what I have found. Just below "----" you can read my xorg.conf file
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olivo@hrotte> uname -a
Linux hrotte.tsl.uu.se 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Sep 25 17:28:02 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
olivo@hrotte> rpm -qa xorg-x11
xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.EL.13.37.5
olivo@hrotte>
-----------------------------------------------------------
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "se"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1400x1050 Laptop Display Panel"
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
  


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