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Old 01-10-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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Screen Resolutions unavailable on Compaq EVO D510C


I'm using a Sarge release for the i386 via netinstall.

It's a Compaq EVO D510C

# Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
# Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
# Intel(R) 82915G Express Chipset Family

I need something compatible with those graphics controllers.

After googling those seperate controllers, I found varied responses. Some say that the Xfree86 in my release of Debian should be compatible with those controllers, others say they have problems.

Some recommended doing a dpkg-reconfigure -plow xserver-xfree86

I went through that, selecting the i810 as my controller, and no deal.

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:38 AM   #2
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Old 01-14-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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RTFM NUB!

Okay...

Is there a way I can use the graphics drivers from Compaq's website? (Of course they are in Win32...)

I'd really like to have more than one console open at a time...

Thanks a lot guys and gals.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 03:59 PM   #5
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800x600 really isn't fun!

Not a very helpful help!
 
Old 01-14-2005, 04:14 PM   #6
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Hi,

Other than suggestions you might find via Google, how about downloading the latest knoppix and just copying over the config that uses. If I don't have the time to mess around with the config for a new install I'll often use knoppix in this way - its hardware detection and config is usually excellent...
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:16 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestion. When in Knoppix, my resolution goes up to 1024x768. While this is a slight improvement, it's really not desired. I'd like to go up to 1280x1024. Also, I'd really have no idea where to start looking for X config... not that it matters.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 06:25 AM   #8
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When you're booting knoppix, hit [F2] (or maybe it's [F3], can't remember) to see the boot options - one of them is to choose the screen resolution, so you'd enter something like

knoppix screen=1280x1024

To copy the xfree config, when booted into knoppix, open konqueror and go to /etc/X11. Copy the XF86Config-4 file to a floppy, or to your hard disk (you'll need to make it writable, first). Reboot into your usual distro and, as root, copy the new config to /etc/X11. Finally, log out and re-start X.

With any luck, you should have the screen resolution you want...
 
Old 01-15-2005, 01:16 PM   #9
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Thanks, I'll try that when I get some time to reinstall Debian on it...!
 
Old 01-17-2005, 04:20 AM   #10
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Thanks a million eelsnaudras, strangly it's at some 1152x8?? resolution, but it's looks great.

Thanks again.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 06:26 PM   #11
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Haha! I have no 3d acceleration.
 
  


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