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Old 03-26-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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Question Does Slack support 1280 x 800 screen resolution?


I gots me a new laptop for my 18th yesterday (yay!) and its all... well... widescreen! So the question stands... Does Slackware support 1280 x 800 screen resolution? (plz say yes!)

I havn't installed yet cos of partitioning problems... (see my post in the slack installtion forum)
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:19 AM   #2
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Probably. Dunno, I use 1280x1024 and it works. So it should work with that one or similar too.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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1280x 1024? Isn't that regular aspect ratio though? or am I just stupid?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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It's not slackware that would support it but rather Xorg or XFree86 if they support with a proper driver along with your hardware.. Slackware has really nothing to do with your resolution.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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I'm on a 17'' widescreen, and i can tell you it works perfectly with 1680x1050 (yes, very big resolution.. but that's the way i like it)

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor0"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3
    VertRefresh 50 - 90
EndSection
Code:
  Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1680x1050"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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Awesome! I'm guessing that was your Xorg... AmI right?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 01:08 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Oholiab
Awesome! I'm guessing that was your Xorg... AmI right?
yep
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:28 AM   #8
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Yes, the 1280x1024 is the regular aspect ratio 4:3, but there is 1280:900 too, so you could try that. I never seen a 1280x800 though
 
Old 03-28-2005, 11:27 AM   #9
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This is specific to a Compaq Presario R3000Z, but it does relate to 1280x800 resolution. You have to add the following to the xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 - 86.0
    Modeline "1280x800@70" 101.92 1280 1312 1696 1728 800 816 825 841
EndSection
I do not have my R3000Z yet, so I cannot verify if this works or not. I've lifted this section of the config from this web page: http://www1.uop.edu/~khughes/presario-r3120us/

Careful about just blindly adding that to your xorg.conf, I don't know what it will do on a different monitor.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 11:42 AM   #10
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Re: Does Slack support 1280 x 800 screen resolution?

Quote:
Originally posted by Oholiab
I gots me a new laptop for my 18th yesterday (yay!) and its all... well... widescreen! So the question stands... Does Slackware support 1280 x 800 screen resolution? (plz say yes!)

I havn't installed yet cos of partitioning problems... (see my post in the slack installtion forum)
It absolutely does. I installed Slackware 10.1 on a Dell Inspiron 6000 two weeks ago and had some trouble getting it to the right resolution, but it does support 1028x800 resolution. I have an ATI Radeon Mobility x300 video card and I am running Xorg hmm....... 6.7 or 6.8 can't remember. I don't have the Xorg.conf file handy (I'm at work =( ) but let me know if you would like me to post it for you.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:39 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by marghorp
Yes, the 1280x1024 is the regular aspect ratio 4:3, but there is 1280:900 too, so you could try that. I never seen a 1280x800 though
Not to be nitpicky, but 1280/1024 != 4/3, 1280/960 == 4/3

To the original threadstarter, yes! Slackware will definately "support" any odd resolution that you can make x.org display, and 1280x800 shouldn't be an exception. However, what it's really doing is just stretching everything a little one way or the other, resulting in everything being slightly higher, relatively, than normal, in the case of 1280x800. It will work though, no worries there.

Last edited by [GOD]Anck; 03-28-2005 at 12:40 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 01:05 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Oholiab View Post
I gots me a new laptop for my 18th yesterday (yay!) and its all... well... widescreen! So the question stands... Does Slackware support 1280 x 800 screen resolution? (plz say yes!)

I havn't installed yet cos of partitioning problems... (see my post in the slack installtion forum)
well slackware has the module to do it trust me. the thing is this. slack will set your card and monitor up at default setting . and like all good stable slackware you configure the card from the xorgconfig. typ at the root prompt xorgconfig things you need to know your monitor depth and resolutions let slack pic the card unless you know it for sure. then get done save to file then type startx if it works then go into kde resolution program and change it. if you never configured with xorgconfig before be patient you will get it. well the partition thing is like this if you want to keep windows to to then start the installer. at the root prompted type fdisk /dev/hda and resize the partion. you will be lost so bare along. or you can type cfdisk at the prompt delete windows then new primary size leave a gig for swap partition. 10 gig hard drive use 9000 mb for partion. bootable 83 is linux then write type yes windows is gone now the the gig of free space make a primary type 82 which is swap then write. then quit then start the setup. format your swap now hda2 then hda1 linux partion pic ext2 or ext3 format. then do a full install good day put lilo on the MBR reboot slack go to the login typ root then your password then typ startx or type kdm..
slack 10.1 on wirless is fun use the kde tool for loding the module you may need to download a ndiswrapper for it a windows driver for linux. .dhcp your host have fun.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 01:28 AM   #13
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well slackware has the module to do it trust me.
Errr... Your answer is just a little bit late.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 08:04 PM   #14
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Am happily running 1280x800 on a lenovo T61 laptop.

Assuming you will want to download and install the NVIDIA drivers, note that
I did have a few issues until I downloaded the latest beta driver.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/betad...spx?lang=en-us

Once you install the driver it throws to nvidia's X config program.
In my case this worked perfectly first time.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 04:52 AM   #15
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running happily at 1280x800. This was not sorted out through xorgconfig but by manually editing xorg.conf
 
  


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