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Old 01-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Resolution issue on Acer Aspire One with RHEL 5


Hi all, recently I installed RHEL 5 on my Acer Aspire One. Everything's working fine except my screen resolution. I can't seem to get 1024x600. The only resolution I got was 800x600.

The graphics driver and monitor was autoconfigured during installation (i810 945GME Intel Chipset).

I tried editing the xorg.conf by adding the Modeline and Modes "1024x600" to the Monitor & Display section respectively but still no luck.

Have anyone here encountered the same issue or know how to solve it? Any advise is appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 01-28-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Did you look at any of the Aspire One how-tos ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debian AspireOne wiki
The highest video mode available from the video bios is 800x600x32. To get a fairly reasonable framebuffer for your virtual terminals pass "vga=8" to the kernel. This will give you a framebuffer of 800x600x16.

When running under X, the native/optimum resolution is 1024x600 (standard widescreen ratio). The default X11 configuration will give you fonts that are too large for this resolution - You can add the following line to the "Monitor" section of your "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file:

DisplaySize 195 113

And add the line:

Option "NoDDC"

to the "Device" section.

That sets the resolution to the correct 96 DPI.

If you're using KDM and find that the DPI settings do not take effect, open /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc

find the line that reads ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp and change it to ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -dpi 96
and you need to be using the 'intel' driver not the i810 driver

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...pire_One#Video

Last edited by farslayer; 01-28-2009 at 11:31 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
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I downloaded the xf86-video-intel but I couldn't figure out how to install. Tried to google and came across this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-1.1.3-623321/

I got the same error as the thread above, stating that xorg-macros was not installed. I downloaded util-macros-1.2.1 and did a ./configure and make install. All I got was

make[1]: Entering directory '/root/util-macros-1.2.1'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for 'install-exec-am'
test -z "/usr/local/share/aclocal" || /bin/mkdir -p "/usr/local/share/aclocal" /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 'xorg-macros.m4' '/usr/local/share/aclocal/xorg-macros.m4'
make install-data-hook
make[2]: Entering directory '/root/util-macros-1.2.1'
rm-f /usr/local/share/aclocal/xorgversion.m4
make[2]: Leaving directory '/root/util-macros-1.2.1'
make[1]: Leaving directory '/root/util-macros-1.2.1'

After this I'm still getting a xorg-macros was not installed error when i try to install xf86-video-intel. Am I missing something?

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Did you look at any of the Aspire One how-tos ?



and you need to be using the 'intel' driver not the i810 driver

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...pire_One#Video
 
Old 02-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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What kernel is in rhel5 ?

Your problem could be an issue that the kernel in RHEL 5 is not new enough. Due to the hardware in the netbooks you should need a 2.6.26 kernel or newer in order for things to work properly. (including the graphics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debian aspireone wiki
make sure the installer's kernel is 2.6.25 or greater to ensure that you have support for the Ethernet adapter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arch Aspireone Wiki
Use module r8169 for eth0 support with kernel version >=2.6.26.
AA1 wireless device is a rather new Atheros wireless chip not supported by Linux kernel until version 2.6.27.
The use of a kernel >= 2.6.28 is highly recommended to get the internal microphone, sound after suspend, and front-speaker automuting working.
and I think you need 2.6.24 kernel for the intel drive to work properly on the intel 950 Graphics chip.

just so you are aware, before you put a lot o effort into this if your kernel is older..

Last edited by farslayer; 02-02-2009 at 09:29 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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I'm using 2.6.26 on RHEL 5 right now. Do I have to do any compiling of the drivers with the kernel source or any of that sort? I still can't seem to install the intel drivers.

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What kernel is in rhel5 ?

Your problem could be an issue that the kernel in RHEL 5 is not new enough. Due to the hardware in the netbooks you should need a 2.6.26 kernel or newer in order for things to work properly. (including the graphics)




and I think you need 2.6.24 kernel for the intel drive to work properly on the intel 950 Graphics chip.

just so you are aware, before you put a lot o effort into this if your kernel is older..
 
  


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