Originally Posted by StefanP
How can I get 1440x900 for Debian 4.0 (not on the list of available resolutions). I need it for my LG L194WTX (i use ATI all in Wonder). In Windows 2000 it works perfect. How can I make it work in Linux? (LG & ATI websites don't have linux drivers). Thanks
I'm sorry my friend, you're probably not looking for the right thing. LG might not "have" the right driver - they're hardware people, but ATi almost definitely do.
It's gonna probably be a case of just getting it installed i.e. finding where it is and then following the install instructions.
I can't offer any directions on the actual install, as I've never had an ATi card/chip (luckily), always nvidia.
There should be a file in your system, called /etc/apt/sources.list. Mine looks like this
Yours will be different, although the structure will be the same. The important one will be the multimedia entry as I suspect that thats where the ATi graphics driver will be - again, you'll need to work out the exact entry - mine shows "SID" which is debian unstable - I think your one, debian 4 is "etch".
If your /etc/apt/sources.list file has the entry already then you might just have to uncomment (remove the # from in front of the address entry part).
Theres some instructions on getting this done here
I'm presuming that it'll be the same for you.
then it should
just be a case of selecting the correct resolution that you want (I can't use the correct one without the nvidia driver either - so I always have to install it to get the 1600x1200 that I use).
p.s. Oh and the link to the install instructions was either the 2nd or 3rd in a search for "debian etch ati driver" - remember, google is your friend.