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Old 11-19-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
unknowndevice
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resolution problem on vaio PCV-RX550 in blag


I have an old Sony Vaio PCV-RX550. 1.5GHz P4, 256mb RAM. I've tried a few distros on it with little luck, until i tried Blag 70000. Blag installed without any problems and really runs well, despite this computer's less-than-impressive specs.

The only problem is, i can only get 800x600 or 640x480 resolution. Here is my xorg.conf:

*********************************************************

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

*****************************************************

I added the "Display" subsection manually (and restarted X). I still don't get an option for 1024x768 resolution, even after rebooting. I'm pretty sure that I did have this resolution under Windows XP on this machine.

Does this mean that I need to seek out a Linux video driver specific to this machine? If so, where would be a good place to start? Sony's official site doesn't seem to have Linux drivers, and I haven't been able to find any anywhere else.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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Blag 70000 setup your video with as a nvidia card, so go to www.nvidia.com and do a search for video drivers for your card.

You'll need to install the kernel-headers to match your kernel.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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Blag 70000 setup your video with as a nvidia card, so go to www.nvidia.com and do a search for video drivers for your card.

You'll need to install the kernel-headers to match your kernel.
Awesome, thanks very much for the advice. I'm at work right now, but I'll give this a try when I get home. I'm not sure what it means to install the kernel-headers to match my kernel, but hopefully that will be self explanatory.
 
  


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