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Old 11-26-2006, 09:16 AM   #1
mike513
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Inspiron 6000 WUXGA 15.4


I have Ubuntu Edgy and 915resolution installed on my machine.

I am trying to get my video resolution to display 1920 x 1200 that it is capable of.

Here are the available modes I found using the 915resolution-l command:
***************************************************
Intel 800/900 Series VBIOS Hack : version 0.5.2

Chipset: 915GM
BIOS: TYPE 1
Mode Table Offset: $C0000 + $269
Mode Table Entries: 36

Mode 30 : 640x480, 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 : 640x480, 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 : 640x480, 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
Mode 60 : 400x772, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 61 : 400x772, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 62 : 400x772, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 63 : 512x771, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 64 : 512x771, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 65 : 512x771, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 66 : 1920x1200, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 67 : 1920x1200, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 68 : 1920x1200, 32 bits/pixel
********************************************

This is what my xorg.conf file looks like:

**************************************************

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg 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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "i810"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
VideoRam 128000
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-96
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

**********************************************************

Even though I have 1900 x 1200 listed in the xorg.conf, it doesn't work.

What do I have to do to get this to work properly?

I have found all kinds of info about this.....but nothing that tells me EXACTLY what I need to do.
I am kinda new to this.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 05:06 AM   #2
Fluxx
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Run

Code:
/usr/sbin/915resolution 68
before you start the X-server. You can write this line into your init-scripts to be there after a reboot.

Fluxx.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
mike513
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Editing init scripts for screen resolution

How exactly would I do that?

Where would I out it....I am slightly a noob at this.

Thanx.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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Correct screen resolution worth $50 to me

I have messed around with this for way too long.

I have already lost my xorg.conf file several times and now I am in the middle of reinstalling from scratch.

The first person that can explain to me how to get the following screen resolutions on my inspiron 6000 laptop with the 915 chipset....I will pay $50 via PayPal.

"1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1440x900" "1280x800"

I am trying to get these resolutions working.


Thank You for your help in advance.
 
  


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