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Old 07-20-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Changing Screen Resolution?


HI,

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.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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You've installed your video drivers, correct?
 
Old 07-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #3
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That...might be the cause of the problem. I'll go see if that fixes it.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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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:

http://search.intel.com/Default.aspx...4=&method=edit

Last edited by Konphine; 07-21-2011 at 12:40 AM.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:04 AM   #5
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You could try open source drivers. This page may be of some use to you.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:41 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:52 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 02:58 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:02 AM   #9
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I'm running 13.37 Slackware (64 bit).

I'll look for the repositories. ^.^
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:24 AM   #10
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Run

Code:
xrandr -q
in a terminal and post the output.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 04:49 AM   #11
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Quote:
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyCan't open display :0.0
That is the output.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:18 AM   #12
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Are you running as root?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 07:23 AM   #13
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Oh, I wasn't supposed to switch user? ^^

Sorry, here's the new one:

Quote:
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)
 
Old 07-21-2011, 12:21 PM   #14
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According to this:

http://www.amazon.com/HP-G62-140US-1.../dp/B00385YE5G

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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?

EDIT:


In fact, the HP website says the same:

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en...7-5058766.html

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

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Old 07-21-2011, 01:32 PM   #15
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Hmmm, on my Windows partition I could have sworn it had a larger resolution.
 
  


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