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Old 07-16-2018, 11:26 AM   #1
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Bodhi Live 4.5.0 Legacy working great, after install Video set to 640x480


I have an older laptop ASUS X5DC which I want to use for Bodhi. I've downloaded the latest 4.5.0. legacy build, and converted it to bootable USB.

Booting into the LIVE environment - everything works great - Wifi, Sound, and Video GFX set to 1024x768.

After Bodhi is installed using the Live environment, and the laptop is rebooted - the video mode defaults to 640x480 for some reason?

Spec is:-

Processor: Intel Celeron D220 Processor (1.5GHz) RAM: 3GB RAM Hard Drive: 250GB SATA Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Screen: 15.6"
Screen Graphics: SiS Mirage 3 (128MB Dedicated)

I understand that this laptop has the SIS 671/771 Video which is broken in many Linux Distros.

Is there any way I can get this working as it does perfectly when booted into Live?

Help please.

Output from inxi ?

asus@asus-K50C:~$ inxi -G
Graphics: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: fbdev (unloaded: vesa)
Resolution: 640x480@73.00hz
GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 128 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8

Last edited by The-Inquisitor; 07-16-2018 at 12:00 PM. Reason: added inxi output
 
Old 07-16-2018, 12:58 PM   #2
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NEARLY SOLVED THIS... Not sure why, but it was using fbdev driver over VESA?

Installed VESA drivers
asus@asus-K50C:~$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-vesa

Re-configured X
asus@asus-K50C:~$ Xorg -configure

Copied the newly created xorg.conf.new from (user's home) /home/asus/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

asus@asus-K50C:~$ sudo cp /home/asus/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Rebooted the laptop - and now working in 1024x768 @ 61Hz

asus@asus-K50C:~$ inxi -G
Graphics: Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: vesa
Resolution: 1024x768@61.00hz
GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 128 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8

asus@asus-K50C:~$ xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 61.00*
800x600 61.00
640x480 60.00

Still a small issue with Gamma on xrandr output?

Last edited by The-Inquisitor; 07-16-2018 at 01:03 PM. Reason: cp statement missing
 
Old 07-17-2018, 07:25 AM   #3
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This might help...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/4410...new-screen-res
 
Old 07-18-2018, 03:58 AM   #4
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Tried to install bodhilinux legacy 5.0.0rc on eeepc 2g surf (screen resolution 800x480) and found that bottommost buttons of the installer are obscured by status bar. Can installer run in full-screen and hide the status bar somehow? May be I should force bodhi to work in 640x480 mode on boot?
 
Old 07-18-2018, 07:02 AM   #5
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Tried to install bodhilinux legacy 5.0.0rc on eeepc 2g surf (screen resolution 800x480) and found that bottommost buttons of the installer are obscured by status bar. Can installer run in full-screen and hide the status bar somehow? May be I should force bodhi to work in 640x480 mode on boot?
You can easily move the installer window upwards a bit to get the buttons visible:
While holding ALT, click somewhere in the window and drag it as far as needed.

IIRC the default resolution for the 2G Surf is limited to 640 x 400 (not 480)
Bodhi comes with arandr (menu>applications>preferences) that makes choosing a new resoloution fast and easy.
 
  


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