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Old 01-06-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
Jose Muņiz
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No sound and XGA resolution instead of SXGA

I have just bought a DELL Latitude D600. Upong installing Mandrake 9.2 on it, I have encountered some problems:

a) Sound: A soundcard is detected (?ICH4 845G/GL Chipset AC'97 Audio Controller). When I plug in some headphones, there is sound. However, nothing is coming from the speakers. Where should I look at? I had read at's articles that sound should work fine after installation but this doesn't seem to be correct for me.

b) XGA Resolution: When I was setting my computer up, I could configure a 1400 x 1050 resolution. I tested it and it worked ok. However, when I logged in to KDE I got a desktop that you could scroll on. (The max resolution is 1024 x 768. I have got an ATI Radeon video card. Do you recommend me downloading the drivers? I have read here that they are buggy and I'm afraid it gets worse :P
Old 01-06-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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a. wait, so your sound works with headphones in but not from the speakers??

b. x and kde should support higher resolutions than 1024, someone correct me if i'm wrong. the scrolling is virtual desktop or viewport settings, try reconfiguring x with a higher resolution and see if it fixes the problem be sure not to turn on any virtual desktop settings.

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Old 01-06-2004, 11:17 PM   #3
Jose Muņiz
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a) Yes... no sound from speakers... I'm pretty amazed about this O_o.

b) Yeah... I have tried to use the 1400 x 1050 resolution with no luck. I am bound to use a lower resolution. I looked carefully and observed that the so called 1400 x 1050 resolution in the initial setup was exactly the same as the XGA. I also checked what was bought and yeah... it's supposed to give a XGA resolution

c) I connected a USB Mouse and it is detected during the bootup . I configure it but can't use it.

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