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Hello, I'm new. I finished a stage 1 gentoo installation this morning, and this is my first working linux system. I emerged kde, and following the instructions, configured the xorg.conf file. everything is working fine except for the screen resolution. I can get up to 1600x1200, but not beyond that. I wish to get the native resolution on my laptop, which is 1920x1200.
Is there anyone with a similar laptop who can show me your xorg.conf file? I can't seem to find the necessary hardware specifications for the monitor to set up the file fully. I'm running a Dell Precision M60 laptop with Nvidia Quadro FX Go1000 graphics card, and I have the Nvidia drivers. I'll attach my xorg.conf file, perhaps someone can tell me what to add.
I have the same setup (M60 with gentoo . I did a stage 3 install, though). xorgconfig got me a mostly-working xorg.conf. A labmate has the same laptop and RedHat configured his monitor correctly. I stole the modelines from him. My turn for a question: how did you get sound working? I've tried a few things, and I can't even get a beep at the console. Anyway, here's my xorg.conf. Mark is the guy with RedHat.
# File generated by xorgconfig.
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# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
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# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of The X.Org Foundation shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from
# The X.Org Foundation.
# Refer to the xorg.conf(5x) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
# mark loads v4l and just loads extmod.
# mark has "AllowMouseOpenFail"
# mark has "RandR" "on"
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Identifier "Mg Dell Laptop"
# mark has 30-95
# mark has 60-75
# the next ones from Mark
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
VendorName "--> LCD"
# this section from mark
Modeline "1920x1200" 239.63 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1204 1251
Modeline "1024x768" 67.48 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 797
Modeline "1024x768" 79.52 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 801
Identifier "Standard VGA"
Identifier "NVidia Quadro FX 1000Go"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "NVidia Quadro FX 1000Go"
Monitor "Mg Dell Laptop"
Modes "1920x1200" "1600x1200"
ViewPort 0 0
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen "Screen 1"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
Ah yes, thank you I also joined a "linux-dell-laptops" group (exact name of the group) on Yahoo, seems that they have some very useful information. About the sound.... I thought perhaps ALSA would work, but I can't find the soundcard we have listed as supported. So I'm not sure if it can work. I made a post on the yahoo group about it, hopefully they'll have some advice