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Old 05-23-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
MichaelD
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Can't change resolution


I've just installed Debian sarge and the resolution is awful, 800x600. I can't change it to the 1024x768 that I normally use. I only get a choice between 800x600 or 640x480.

The graphics is onboard 810 which I originally set it up to, but it makes no difference. I've since tried vesa, as that's what it said on the screen after I'd used Knoppix which ran ok.

I want to keep sarge on here but I won't be able to like this.

I've already tried dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 but I get lost in all the settings.

Here's the monitor section from XF86Config4

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 28-49
VertRefresh 43-72
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection


And this output too if it's any help.

localhost:/home/michael# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
0000:01:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
0000:01:03.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 0a)
0000:01:04.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
0000:01:05.0 Communication controller: Ambient Technologies Inc HaM controllerless modem (rev 02)

Can anyone please help me to fix this?

Many thanks

Michael
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
abisko00
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Not sure if this appies to your problem as well: I had to modify the BIOS setting to free more video RAM (changed from 1 MB to 8MB) to be able to get higher resolutions than 800x600.
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
MichaelD
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It's worth trying I suppose.

Thanks
 
  


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