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I recently installed Gentoo on my laptop, and everything is working perfectly except for the xorg resolution. I currently use xorg-x11 6.8; I've already tried 7.0. The only drivers that will work for my laptop are the vesa generic drivers. I used xorgcfg -textmode to configure my xorg.conf, and I already know my screen is capable of high resolutions such as 1600x1200. Right now, xrandr offers only 1024x768 as the highest resolution. I've tried 855resolution, but it doesn't help either. I tried looking for help on the gentoo forums, but a month later, I've got nothing. Darn.
if you have an ATI graphics card, you might need to use the proprietary ATI graphics driver for linux to support your resolution. I found that the free software graphics driver for my laptop didn't work in 1280 X 768 resolution, so I had to use ATI's version. If you are using a 64 bit verion, you need to change one of the standard libraries to install ati drivers, so check the gentoo forums for how to install.
Now, my question: can I use the ATI or NVIDIA drivers even if I don't have an nv or ati card? From what I see, I have some never-before-seen Intel card which I think is integrated anyway. If this is the case, then what?
mrjshum, if you are using the v2000, then you have 1280x768 resolution, not 1200x800.
Go into the xorg.conf and manually change the resolution and see what happens.
Just make backup of file before doing it. :-)
I don't know if your v2000 is like my v2410, but I had to use ATI's proprietary driver for the Radeon xpress 200m. ATI's instructions suck, here are good instructions on how to install it: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=423584