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Old 12-04-2000, 10:02 PM   #1
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i have an 810c chipset(mercury).i installed mandrake 7.1 recently but i am not able to get 1024x768 resolution @ 16 or 24bit colour depth.are there any drivers that i have to install?my monitor is a samtron55v (15") colour monitor.
 
Old 12-10-2000, 09:43 PM   #2
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Does the card and the monitor support 1024x768 resolution @ 16 or 24bit color depth?
 
Old 12-11-2000, 11:46 AM   #3
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vixy27 I also have the same chipset, same Linux distribution, same manufacturer of monitor, and same problem. I'm also a Linux newbie. You will have to make a trade off. Do you want color or resolution? At 1024x768 it's probably telling you, you can only get 8 bit color depth.

I'm assuming you don't have a graphics card either. If you want resolution AND color, you will have to get a graphics card. Mandrake's site has a useful list of compatable graphics cards.

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vixy27 I also have the same chipset, same Linux distribution, same manufacturer of monitor, and same problem. I'm also a Linux newbie. You will have to make a trade off. Do you want color or resolution? At 1024x768 it's probably telling you, you can only get 8 bit color depth.

I'm assuming you don't have a graphics card either. If you want resolution AND color, you will have to get a graphics card. Mandrake's site has a useful list of compatable graphics cards.

Post again to let me know how things worked out.
i havent tried any graphics card for the 810c chipset but as far as i know it has only pci slots.so can a grphics card be installed?you can reply to my mail id bimxr@netscape.net or post a reply here itself.thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-11-2000, 12:07 PM   #5
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Does the card and the monitor support 1024x768 resolution @ 16 or 24bit color depth?
yes my monitor and the card both support 16 and 24 bit colour depth for 1024x768 resolution.infact i run my windows98 at this resolution at 24bit colour depth.
 
  


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