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Old 01-06-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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Missing screen resolutions


My screen resolutions are smaller than they were in windows. I have an Intel chip and I am stuck at 1024 x 768.

I want to use 1280 x 800

Any suggestions? I am using Ubuntu 6.10
 
Old 01-06-2007, 06:30 AM   #2
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How did you try to change the resolution?
What was you Monitor?
Please post the /etc/X11/xorg.conf here
 
Old 01-06-2007, 06:38 AM   #3
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Sorry, I forgot I was in the Newbie forum and not the laptop forum. I am using a laptop.

I was trying to change it using System Preferences

Quote:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
Driver "i810"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 01-06-2007, 07:20 AM   #4
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Which make & model of lappy is it?
Which graphics card/controller is included in this lappy?

These, among many other factors will define which route you should take in order to have a variety of functionality in graphic display no matter what Linux distribution you use.
Chances are you will need to visit the website of your graphics supplier to obtain proper driver sources to enable above average display features as most Linux/Unix distributions will set you up with minimal to average display features just to get you going, anything above that usualy requires VENDER SPECIFIC driver source (software).
A little more info on your unit will likely yield more definite answers to your query.

Ps: I'm on dial up and may not be able to continue on responding to this thread as I don't check my e-mails to often (once a week at best).
 
Old 01-06-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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It's a Compaq C310 - Intel GMA 950 shared graphics

I have been on the http://intellinuxgraphics.org/ website and used "git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel" but do not know how to install the files (autogen.sh configure.ac COPYING Makefile.am man README README.sgml src)
 
Old 01-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #6
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I've tried "./autogen.sh" but I get the message, "./autogen.sh: 9: autoreconf: not found"
 
Old 01-06-2007, 04:39 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MattJUK
It's a Compaq C310 - Intel GMA 950 shared graphics

I have been on the http://intellinuxgraphics.org/ website and used "git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel" but do not know how to install the files (autogen.sh configure.ac COPYING Makefile.am man README README.sgml src)
That web-site says it's for the Intel 965e chipset yet you say you have "Intel GMA 950" which suggest you have a 950 chipset.
Ps: I've never heard of a Intel 950 chipset but I don't know everything.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 05:17 PM   #8
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FIXED!

Followed instructions here: http://www.geocities.com/stomljen/readme.html

The driver hack is actually already in Ubuntu!

Only problem, I need to run '915resolution 38 1280 800 24' in /etc every time I load Ubuntu and then restart x. How can I auto run the command before X starts?

Last edited by MattJUK; 01-07-2007 at 01:59 AM.
 
  


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