No widescreen resolutions on xorg 6.9 with Unichrome graphics.
I recently purchased a Gateway MX3230, unfortunately, a few show stopping hardware incompatibilities have stopped me from putting Slackware or indeed any other distribution on it as of yet. The specs of the laptop are as follows:
- 1.5 Ghz Celeron M
- 512 Mb RAM
- VIA P4M800 PRO chipset with Unichrome Pro IGP
- Realtek RTL8185 wireless
- 1280x768 resolution widescreen.
The first issue I am tackling is Slackware specific and involves the refusal of Xorg to set a widescreen resolution, limiting me to an ugly looking 1024x768. I am aware that the issue probably stems from the phoenix BIOS setting bad VBE modes, however,
Ubuntu 6.06 (although not detecting it as widescreen initially) does allow me to set and use the 1280x768 mode in the xorg.conf. But when I do this with slackware it flat out refuses to set widescreen and defaults to the next lowest resolution; and if I remove all modes except 1280x768 it defaults to a crazy high resolution like 1440x900.
The VIA openchrome drivers are incompatible with this chipset as of yet and I'm using the VESA drivers, I am still investigating how to make the openchrome drivers work.
My question Is: Is their anyway to override the modes and force set the 1280x768 mode?
If anyone can help me out or point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.
Last edited by elgatofilo; 08-27-2006 at 10:32 AM.