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Old 04-02-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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Question resolution problem with intel 82815

I am a newbie that just installed suse version 9 on my dell gx150 pc. I have a intergated video card that has in integrated intel 82815 video card.

I am unable to change my resolution to anything higer than 640x480. I have gone to the intel site and downloaded 2 different linux drivers. I have tried to install both of them using Yast. but it did not change anything.

any ideas?
Old 04-03-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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if you are absolutely sure that chip supports resolutions higher than 640x480,
just use the best driver you think of the 2, and change the /etc/X11/XF86Config file yourself..

You may have a 32BPP choice that only has a resolution of 640x480.

I would look for a line that states, Default Depth
and change that number 1 lower to 24 or 16.

And if you study the file for a bout 5 minutes you will know how to edit it anyways to your liking.

from terminal type # vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
Old 04-05-2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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I will give that a try thanks
Old 04-27-2004, 10:38 PM   #4
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I have the same video card, an integrated Intel 82815, and you should be able to get a higher resolution and colors then you are getting.

I'm using Fedora Core 1, and I have 1024x768 with 'thousands of colors' listed as the color depth. (whatever that means).

Old 05-17-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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Have you try to set your monitor or LCD to one which can support that high resolution?


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