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Old 04-11-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
glenerik
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Unhappy 915resolution on Debian Etch


Im new at linux. I am trying to get my Intel 845G video chipset to display at 1024x768. I have a Dell Inspiron 1100. I installed sarge and it worked fine with both 855resolution and 915resolution. I installed etch (debian testing) from scratch and now 915resolution does not work. I changed the /etc/X11/xorg.conf. At start up it shows 915resolution patch 1024x768 taking place but doesnt actually do anything. The patch shows up later during the boot than it did with sarge (which showed up at the beginning and later on as well). Is the problem that the x-window display is loading before the patch? If so, how do I change the order?
 
Old 04-12-2006, 07:01 AM   #2
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I doubt it very much - X loads waaaaayy later than that driver should.
For the 1100 go get the A32 BIOS code, should fix all the problems. I've had Arch, Gentoo and Slack (in addition to XP) running successfully on my work laptop, without the resolution fix.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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I already have the A32 bios. I decided to switch back to sarge, but if you know how to get 1024x768 working with etch let me know how you did it. I selected 1024x768 on expert install and that didnt do it so I installed the 915resolution fix which fixed the problem in sarge but doesnt in etch. In sarge I changed the XFConfig-4 (something like that) file to have the patch run on startup, in etch I had to change xorg.conf, the patch would run but the screen would still be small and I couldnt change it to anything else.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 10:21 PM   #4
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XFConfig-4

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Originally Posted by glenerik
I already have the A32 bios. I decided to switch back to sarge, but if you know how to get 1024x768 working with etch let me know how you did it. I selected 1024x768 on expert install and that didnt do it so I installed the 915resolution fix which fixed the problem in sarge but doesnt in etch. In sarge I changed the XFConfig-4 (something like that) file to have the patch run on startup, in etch I had to change xorg.conf, the patch would run but the screen would still be small and I couldnt change it to anything else.
Hi, I am trying to make 915resolution work on sarge, but have had no luck. I actually downloaded and installed the .deb package from Debian testing. I know it's there, however, I can't figure out how to configure XFConfig-4 to run it at startup. I see you actually made it work, would you paste the content of your XFConfig-4 for me?

Thanks
 
Old 11-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #5
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Hi, I am trying to make 915resolution work on sarge, but have had no luck. I actually downloaded and installed the .deb package from Debian testing. I know it's there, however, I can't figure out how to configure XFConfig-4 to run it at startup. I see you actually made it work, would you paste the content of your XFConfig-4 for me?

Thanks
I actually switched to Kubuntu, which is based on debian but works magnificently well, has everything from wireless drivers to automatic USB drive detection "what do you want to do with this device?" window. My hibernate, standby and EVERYTHING works!!!!! Its a BILLION times better than the regular debian and has a lot more support. I suggest you dump the base debian and switch to ubuntu as well.

Did you follow the directions in the 915resolution package? You have to configure 915resolution first, and then in the config-4 file you have to write in the 1024x768 in mode 24 (or whichever is set as default mode) but you can do it for all of them just to be sure. Then reboot, the other option of not rebooting and typing something in the command line doesnt work. Sorry for not giving you specifics, I dont have debian anymore.

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Old 11-02-2006, 06:46 PM   #6
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Ubuntu...

Thanks a lot for answering. Good look with Ubuntu... I'm sticking with Debian. I'll try upgrading to Etch, see how it works... ;-)

If I come up with anything to solve this, I'll post back for other users.

Thanks again.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 01:27 PM   #7
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I have been googling for about two weeks, reading man-pages and how tos and this post was the one to solve the hassle at the end ... Great job. http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...olution+debian

I'll post my XF86Config-4 parameters for anyone looking for information on a Dell Inspiron 9400 with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Debian Sarge) in hope it will save time to others... :mrgreen:

Thanks again.

Quote:
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "la"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Button" "true"
Option "LeftEdge" "1900"
Option "RightEdge" "5400"
Option "TopEdge" "1900"
Option "BottomEdge" "4000"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "MaxDoubleTapTime" "180"
Option "ClickTime" "100"
Option "FastTaps" "0"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0015"
Option "EdgeMotionMinZ" "30"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxZ" "160"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "1"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "400"
Option "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "0"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "TouchpadOff" "0"
Option "GuestMouseOff" "0"
Option "LockeDrags" "0"
Option "RTCornerButton" "2"
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
Option "LTCornerButton" "0"
Option "LBCornerButton" "0"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "1"
Option "TapButton3" "3"
Option "CircularScrolling" "0"
Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "0"
Option "CircularPad" "0"
Option "PalmDetect" "1"
Option "PalmMinWidth" "10"
Option "PalmMinZ" "200"
Option "CoastingSpeed" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel 950GM"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "WXGA+ Inspiron"
HorizSync 31.5-90.0
VertRefresh 60.0-60.0
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1440x900" 96.2 1440 1504 1536 1760 900 901 904 912
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel 950GM"
Monitor "WXGA+ Inspiron"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "Always Core"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
  


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