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Old 05-16-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
jens1245
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Problems with screen resolution


I just installed archlinux, but I am having problems with my xorg.conf

I used Xorg -configure to make my xorg.conf but I have problems with the screen resolution. It is 800x600 and won't change whatever I do.

Xrandr gives the following output:
Screen0: minimum 640 x 480, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600.

But I am absolutely sure my laptop has 1400x1050.
Using ubuntu/debian it all went ok.

Does anyone know what is going on?

Thanks in advance!

Here is my xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dri2"
Load "record"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
#Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName "Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 05-17-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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Hi, have you tried running with the radeon driver? in 'device' section replace vesa by radeon.
From what I remember, X -configure creates as many xorg.conf files as you have installed graphic drivers, so try installing xf86-video-radeon (which you'll need to do anyway) and rerun -configure.
 
  


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