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Old 01-30-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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Can't Change Xorg Resolution!


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.

Here's my xorg.conf.
Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Option "BlankTime" "1"
Option "StandbyTime" "4"
Option "SuspendTime" "10"
Option "OffTime" "20"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "TouchPad" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "freetype"
# Load "xtt"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "type1"
# Load "speedo"
Load "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
# HorizSync 31.5 - 92.0
# VertRefresh 40.0 - 150.0
Identifier "Monitor0"
Option "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "vesa"
ChipSet "vesa"
Card "vesa vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "TouchPad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "130"
Option "RightEdge" "840"
Option "TopEdge" "130"
Option "BottomEdge" "640"
Option "FingerLow" "7"
Option "FingerHigh" "8"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.60"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1.10"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.030"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
EndSection
 
Old 01-30-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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Try using one Mode on your screen either 1600x1200 or 1400x1050 not both.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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No, that did nothing. The resolution I'm aiming for here is 1400x1050, btw.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
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What is the video card that you are using?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:20 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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Here's the output to my lspci:
Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
06:05.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
06:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
06:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:06.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
06:06.4 Class 0805: Texas Instruments PCI6411, PCI6421, PCI6611, PCI6621, PCI7411, PCI7421, PCI7611, PCI7621 Secure Digital (SD) Controller
06:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
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?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 06:29 PM   #7
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try something like this

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "i810"
EndSection


Then in the screen section something like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1400x1050" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:58 PM   #8
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Quote:
The only drivers that will work for my laptop are the vesa generic drivers.
Thank you!
 
Old 01-31-2006, 08:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SolidSnakeX28
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)

i810 will work.

Your welcome
 
Old 02-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #10
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No, no, no. What I'm saying is that I've tried those drivers and the only stuff that works on my laptop seems to be "vesa, vesa, vesa vesa."
 
Old 02-04-2006, 10:20 PM   #11
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Here's what happens when I try to use the i810 driver:

Quote:
(WW) I810: No matching device for instance (BusID PCI 0:2:1) found
(EE) I810(0): No valid FB address in PCI config space
Xorg reports that when I try to use i810, and it doesn't start.

Last edited by SolidSnakeX28; 02-04-2006 at 10:21 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 02:00 PM   #12
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This hasn't happened to anyone? I'm a pioneer!
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:01 AM   #13
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im having the same problem but on a compaq v2000 laptop... i can't get 1280x800...
tried just about everything i've read online...
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:03 AM   #14
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Actually, I reinstalled Gentoo on the laptop, and instead of xorg 6.8, I used xorg 7.0 from the get-go and got 1280x800 by default. Try it, it may work.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 01:22 PM   #15
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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

SolidSnakeX28, I doubt intel has any advice but you might want to check out this page about installing linux with embedded graphics:
http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/linux/index.htm

Unfortunately, intel only seems to package their proprietary drivers for Red Hat and Suse. Does gentoo have something like alien to repackage rpms?

--amos

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