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Konphine 07-20-2011 10:52 PM

Changing Screen Resolution?

I'm simply looking to change the Screen Resolution on a KDE Desktop. Unfortunately there are only 4 options, and right now the highest is the auto and I'm very positive this computer (G62 HP laptop) has higher settings.

Tribulation 07-20-2011 10:58 PM

You've installed your video drivers, correct?

Konphine 07-20-2011 11:09 PM

That...might be the cause of the problem. I'll go see if that fixes it.

Konphine 07-20-2011 11:55 PM

I'm afraid it seems that my "Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)" only has device drivers for Fedora on their device driver download page. And that was last year:

Tribulation 07-21-2011 01:04 AM

You could try open source drivers. This page may be of some use to you.

Konphine 07-21-2011 01:41 AM

Are those driver-specific, or does the most updated one work for the computer? I'm a bit unsure of myself on this, so I want to approach with caution and ask before I do anything.

Tribulation 07-21-2011 01:52 AM

I'm really not sure, I've never had the need to use Open Source drivers or Intel Drivers. I think they're generic drivers, and you should be able to remove them if they mess anything up. If you want, wait and see if someone more knowledgeable can help you.

littlejoe5 07-21-2011 02:58 AM

What distro are you running? Is this a brand new install?

You should be able to get what drivers you need from the repositories that are available for your distro. Only if that fails look for drivers elsewhere.

Konphine 07-21-2011 04:02 AM

I'm running 13.37 Slackware (64 bit).

I'll look for the repositories. ^.^

speccy 07-21-2011 04:24 AM



xrandr -q
in a terminal and post the output.

Konphine 07-21-2011 04:49 AM


Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyCan't open display :0.0
That is the output.

speccy 07-21-2011 05:18 AM

Are you running as root?

Konphine 07-21-2011 07:23 AM

Oh, I wasn't supposed to switch user? ^^

Sorry, here's the new one:


Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
1366x768 60.0*+
1024x768 60.0
800x600 60.3 56.2
640x480 59.9
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

adamk75 07-21-2011 12:21 PM

According to this:


15.6" Diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1366x768); Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB Total Available Graphics Memory
What makes you think a higher resolution is supported?


In fact, the HP website says the same:

Perhaps you have a slightly different model, but all the ones I've seen on-line say they support 1366x768 is the display resolution.

Konphine 07-21-2011 01:32 PM

Hmmm, on my Windows partition I could have sworn it had a larger resolution.

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