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Old 12-27-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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FC3 Screen Resolution Problem!!! HELP!!!


I bought a SAGER laptop with a 17" wide screen monitor, and with a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 video card. Then once I got it I installed RedHat Fedora Core 3 onto it. Then I got it all running and updated the OS. Now the thing that is pissing me of is that all of my images on the desktop are streched a bit, and it all looks wierd. The monitor size is suppost to be 1660x1050, but I can't set that up because it does not have the driver installed for ATI Mobility Radeon 9700. I hope someone can help me out and please if you will send me the driver or give me the link to direct download. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
 
Old 12-27-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
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Unfortunantly, ATi does not put out their own mobile linux drivers, and instead recommends that you check the notebook manufactorer website to get them.

http://www.ati.com/support/products/...ops/index.html

Are you sure it's a driver issue and not just a x config file problem? I've had similar problems (running slackware 10, and using my Sony Vaio w/Mobile Ati Radeon 7500)

What is the current setting? Have you tried Ctrl Alt +/- ?

You could edit /etc/xorg.conf or /etc/XF86config-6 to allow higher/lower modes.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 01:51 PM   #3
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Those files do not exist in my etc folder... But I think that my driver is missing because when it gives me s lidt to slect my video card they don't have my video card listed. I use a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 and the list has all kinds of video cards to select except this one. I also have a wide screen SAGER laptop and that is what is causing for everything to strech. I think that I can fix this problem if I have the right video card driver so I can set it all up properly. But If there is another way to fix this problem I will be glad to hear it.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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path mistake: it's /etc/X11/xorg.conf because Fedora uses Xorg...check that.. that check the resolution in that file. I'm sure that's your issue, not a driver problem...

Good Luck
 
Old 12-27-2004, 02:59 PM   #5
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I found that file and I want to edit it but it wont let me add words or anything to it. How do I edit that file? And if I open and edit it how would I save it? It says it's a read-only file...

Last edited by GR33NF00T; 12-27-2004 at 03:08 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 03:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by GR33NF00T
I found that file and I want to edit it but it wont let me add words or anything to it. How do I edit that file? And if I open and edit it how would I save it? It says it's a read-only file...
I bet you try to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf as a regular user, right!!! You need to be root to edit any system file in /etc. So, either log in as root or "su -" and try editing it again...

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Old 12-27-2004, 05:59 PM   #7
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Hahahaha... I didn't even know that there was a 'root' access, I thought the account I made with my username was root, but it want. Just to let ya know that I solved the problem an everything seems to be working now. Thx a lot!
 
Old 12-27-2004, 06:03 PM   #8
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As stated, you need to open a terminal, "su -" to root and use "vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf"

Do you know how to use Vi yet? It's a little different, but very easy to learn... you can use the arrow keys to find where you need to change, then hit the "i" key to 'INSERT' text, and do what you need.. then hit "Esc" to stop 'INSERT' mode, and enter ":wq" which tells Vi to (w)rite the changes to the file and (q)uit Vi...

after you do this, simply do Ctrlt+Alt+Backspace to kill X and restart it...

Good Luck!
 
Old 12-28-2004, 01:38 PM   #9
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wow - I'm late.

Sorry about the path mistake, I don't know what I was thinking, lol....let us know if it solves your problem.
 
  


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