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Old 06-01-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
ohadbasan
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Xorg.conf configure help


Hey everybody!

I'm having a problem with my ubuntu 9.04.
it sets my default laptop resolution to 1024x768 instead of 1280x800.
if I change it through the GUI interface, it fixes it until the next restart. after i restart it comes back to 1024x768.
I've seen this rare problem at various threads around the web.
although config.xml is configured correctly, the wrong resolution is loaded.
I've tried manually tweaking xorg.conf but the X server crashed.
I believed that i made a mistake on the way
can someone plz assist me forcing it to 1280x800 via tweaking xorg.conf?
it's a toshiba A300 laptop.

thanks!
 
Old 06-01-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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Under normal circumstances just editing the Modes should be good enough

Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0" //or what you named it
        Device     "Videocard0" //or what you named it
        Monitor    "Monitor0" //or what you named it
        DefaultDepth     24
        Option      <whateveryouhavehereifyouhaveitinthefirstplace>
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 06-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Hmm..
doesn't help.
The X server loads but the system doesn't retain the resolution.
This is my xorg.conf
if you need anything else to diagnose the problem.
plz let me know.
And many thanks.

b.t.w - do you have some kind of guide or doc for xorg.conf? the man page is very messy and i'd like to be able to tweak it on my own next time.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "False"
EndSection
 
Old 06-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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is that all in your xorg.conf?

Looks generally quite empty, not even drivers loaded?
what graphics card is in your laptop?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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Hey
this is the entire file
The new versions of xorg (such in ubuntu jaunty) don't even require a xorg.conf. technically, the X server can run without it.
The graphic card is intel MHD4500.
Supposed to be supported.
The kernel is the default 2.6.28.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 04:22 AM   #6
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hm
no idea about the very new versions of them.

my xorg.conf is large

maybe someone else knows more about the newer stuff.
 
  


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