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Old 06-12-2007, 02:14 AM   #1
Doggonit
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How to enable 1280x768 resolution on a Sony Vaio T250P running Ubuntu 7.04


See my thread here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...27#post2784227

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

D.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

Look up a program called "915resolution". 915Resolution can be installed using Synaptic Package Manager or apt-get on an ubuntu system, quite easily.

A good website to read on this topic is: http://www.geocities.com/stomljen/

Using 915Resolution has been successful every time I have used it.

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Greenie
 
Old 06-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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If you had read my thread you would see that I didn't succeed with that. I even tried a variant of that, Auto915resolution, which is supposed to simplify the whole process tremendously, with no result.
 
Old 07-26-2007, 03:09 AM   #4
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Well, "It's a Sony" !
 
Old 07-26-2007, 03:19 AM   #5
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The other thread didn't tell me if you already checked that you're using the correct driver (i810 if I read that right; check it from the thread you linked first). Are you?

Code:
grep Driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
one of the lines should return i810, or possibly some other driver being used, but if it returns vesa driver you'll need to change that. Changing the driver means opening xorg.conf as root, locating the correct Driver line (in the section that describes your video card), replacing the driver name there with a correct one (note: lowercase is probably different from uppercase, so be careful) and saving it. For example
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and then find the line and change it. After this you should make sure each of the resolution lines have the preferred resolution as the first resolution from the left, like you seemed to have already. Then restart X with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE and see if that helped.

Yes, it's a Sony, and it's a Vaio - but it still should work. Before ramming at odd programs like '915resolution' you should always check the very basic configuration like video driver being used, to make sure every general setting is in order. To use a specific resolution your card must be able to do it (probably is, you said it's "native" resolution) and your video driver must be able to do it.

I'm not sure about the driver I mentioned above, just took it from the other thread. If it doesn't work, search the web (or Sony site) for information about which chipset you exactly have (or use command 'lspci') in that laptop, and then what (Linux) driver should be used for that chipset.

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