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Old 09-18-2007, 01:30 PM   #1
lal1
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Wierd resolution problem with Feisty


OK Guys...

I have just bought a new computer (Intel 946) and convinced my children
(and my wife!!!) that it would be better to install ubuntu than
windows. I told them about security issues, plus the fact that
windows is full of bugs and patches...

Of course, the first thing that happened was that I could not
get the 1440x900 resolution that the wide screen recommended
(AOC, 19 inches)!

So I went to the forums... and I tried EVERYTHING!!!!!
The ``915resolution'', the ``xserver-xorg-video-intel'' package,
the ``dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg'' with ``intel'' and with
``vesa'' options... I have tweaked my xorg.conf file...
and NOTHING works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is what happens:

I can get the 1440x900 option in SYSTEM>PREFERENCES>SCREEN RESOLUTION
but when I apply it, the display only occupies 4/5 of the screen.
If, further, I accept that resolution and then try an ``unsupported
resolution'' the screen goes black for the 15 second trial period and
returns perfect!!!!!!!! (It has the correct resolution and uses all
of the screen!)

Now, I am sure there must be a way of bypassing all this rigamarole
and getting the bloody thing to work properly from the beginning!!!!!!!!!

Please don't let me fall back into windows...

Thanks

Nan
 
Old 09-18-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by lal1 View Post
OK Guys...


Here is what happens:

I can get the 1440x900 option in SYSTEM>PREFERENCES>SCREEN RESOLUTION but when I apply it, the display only occupies 4/5 of the screen.
If, further, I accept that resolution and then try an ``unsupported resolution'' the screen goes black for the 15 second trial period and returns perfect!!!!!!!! (It has the correct resolution and uses all of the screen!)

Now, I am sure there must be a way of bypassing all this rigamarole and getting the bloody thing to work properly from the beginning!!!!!!!!!
It seems to me that you need to somehow permanently save the solution to your problem so that it is retained across boots. I have never used Debian but I suggest once the screen is working OK you go back into SYSTEM>PREFERENCES>SCREEN RESOLUTION and look for a way to save the current configuration.

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Steve Stites
 
Old 09-18-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
lal1
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Thanks Steve...

I tried that... It didn't work: I made the configuration the
default option for the machine, however, when I restart the
machine, the display again only occupies 4/5 of the screen
until I go to any unsupported resolution and "fall back"
to the complete screen... (it's irritating! How will I
convince anybody to quit windows?????????)
 
  


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