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Old 10-09-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
Ogprince
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(Fedora Core 4) Vesa Driver Problem


Fairly New to Linux...

Using a Sony Vaio Laptop

The LCD screen on my Vaio is meant to be 1280x800, But apparently Linux doesnt come with drivers that support those settings, and Intel doesnt have Linux drivers that support the chipset. So Linux uses a default generic vesa driver and gives me an 800x600 resolution, SUCKS!!. So I googled and found a program called 915resolution, got it installed, patched the bios, and added it to my rc.local file. Also, I changed my xorg.conf file to display the 1280x800 resolution, rebooted the X server, and it remains at 800x600. When i reboot i can see bios being patched. I've come across people who have had the same problem but they get theres working doing everything i did. HELP!!
 
Old 10-09-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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Can you post your xorg.conf
 
Old 10-09-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "synaptics"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 10-09-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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It looks fine, the only think I could suggest is to change the DefaultDepth 16 to 24, it might be the problem.

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Ofcourse check that it supports 24depth, but I think it should.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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Just tried it..no luck, any more suggestions from anyone?..
 
Old 10-10-2005, 08:11 AM   #6
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anybody?...
 
Old 10-12-2005, 01:51 AM   #7
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Try to change the monitor type.

use the utility ' system-config-display ' . In the hardware tab use the Monitor type configure.......then in Generic LCD display select LCD panel with your resolution. Then click OKs.......it will create a new xorg.conf file with your configurations. Then logout and start your X.
I hope this will solve the problem.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 11:23 PM   #8
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I solved the problem actually by changin the monitors horizontal and vertical syncs, thank for the help though..
 
Old 10-13-2005, 06:32 AM   #9
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Changing the monitor type actually changes the horizontal and vertical rates ......anyway goodluck.
 
  


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