This latop is capable of displaying 1680x1050, and in fact, I was able to with Ubuntu (Drapper Draker beta). Back then, I had to use 915resolution and was happy ever after.
Unfortunately, I *must* use a rpm-based distribution, and settled on CentOS. the installation went fine, except I can't get the correctly resolution (1280x1024) with the VESA driver is the best I can get.
I've googled left and right, north and south, with little pointers, however:
* I can't seem to get X to work with the i810 driver, that is assuming I indeed have such driver available. Here's the output of X if I try:
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-34.EL i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-34.0.1.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed May 24 08:14:29 CDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 04 May 2006
Build Host: x8664-build.centos.org
Before reporting problems, check //wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.9-34.0.1.ELsmp (buildcentos@build-i386) (gcc version 3.4.5 20051201 (Red Hat 3.4.5-2)) #1 SMP Wed May 24 08:14:29 CDT 2006
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed May 31 22:25:32 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
(EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"^M
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.^M
* There seems to be some indication that the kernel is outdated for this driver? I'm running 2.6.9... I'd upgrade in a heartbeat but rather
* Some posts I've read indicates that the driver had to be downloaded separately. If that's the case, how is it installed (And subsequently loaded?)
thanks for your kind help