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Old 08-31-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
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Gateway 400 Notebook Monitor Problem

I recently installed Red Hat 9 on my Gateway 400 Notebook. The default screen resolution size is 800x600, but my monitor is capable of 1024x768. Whenever I go into the X86Free Configuration and try to change the resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768 the dotted outline moves but leaves the desktop snapshot the same size, smaller within the outline (even after I restart the X Server). When I look at my Monitor Drivers, it says it is of an Unknown Model, and none of the Generic Drivers seem to allow me to change my resolution (it always comes up 800x600). Here are some of my Laptop's Specs:

Gateway 400 Notebook
-14.1' LCD/CRT Display (1024x768 MAX)
-Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller (i852); 64MB

I've attempted editing the X86Config file by hand but to no avail (when I try to make 1024x768 the default size, it crashes the X Server on the reboot). Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thank you,
Old 10-24-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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ok man, i have a gateway M305S (or X?) notebook...pretty mucht eh exact same thing as yours. i havent gotten it to work yet, but im almost there.

go to, search for "linux 82852" and you should come o a few items, just browse around those until you see instructions on how to install the drivers, and instructions on how to download the drivers (on intel's download page). the intel drivers are in RPM format or .tar.gz format.

you MUST do the make dep thing on you're kernel source for it to i said, follow the instructions. i havent gotten it to work...yet, but im very close.

you may think im crazy because i havent gotten it to work yet though, but here's what i did:

i just untarred the .gz file, and tried installing it...didnt work. so i tied the RPM, and i got errors, and Xwouldn't even start anymore. so i uninstalled it, did the make dep thing, then re-installed it...with no errors. now X windows starts up, but only in 800x600 still, so this is where im stuck. Any help ???

yeah, to put it simply, go to, and look for the drivers, and while you're there, download the installation .txt file.


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