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Re: [edlug] screen resolution ubuntu karmic koala



hi,

thanks ! i don't know what to say ... i've experienced the same thing with jaunty (the previous version) and i have a 64 arch .. but indeed... it may apply

waiting can take some time :D meanwhile I would like to be able to use some resolution that doesn't require me to scroll horiz and vert to read every line of text on a web page...

gtf :D well I did not know about that

gtf 1200 800 60

  # 1200x800 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 49.68 kHz; pclk: 78.69 MHz
  Modeline "1200x800_60.00"  78.69  1200 1264 1392 1584  800 801 804 828  -HSync +Vsync


so if I interpret the output correctly than I can set the following:

HorizSync 30-50
VertRefresh 50-80

(do any of the other things tell me useful stuff, like DefaultDepth, Depth etc?)

Best,
Laurence



--- On Tue, 11/10/09, Alan Pope <alan@xxx.xxx.xxx> wrote:

From: Alan Pope <alan@xxx.xxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [edlug] screen resolution ubuntu karmic koala
To: "laurentiu laurentiu" <mistikkia@xxx.xxx.xxx>
Cc: edlug@xxx.xxx.xxx
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:32 PM

Hullo.

2009/11/10 laurentiu laurentiu <mistikkia@xxx.xxx.xxx>
> I'm trying to change my screen resolution on ubuntu karmic koala ... and things are going horribly wrong ..
> I have a fujitsu siemens esprimo mobile laptop (version V55355 or V33533 or something) with intel core 2 duo ...

This looks like "your" bug.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-sis/+bug/444476

Sign up, subscribe and wait for a fix :S

> since karmic koala doesn't even have an xorg.conf file i tried to look for alternatives ... no success .. found something about intel video drivers.. but as far as i understand they should already be installed in 2.6.31-14-generic

There's nothing stopping you maintaining /etc/X11/xorg.conf in Ubuntu.
It just tries to do stuff automagically these days, but you can
override that with your own settings.

> ##if this is of any help : lspci -nn | grep VGA
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter [1039:6351] (rev 10)
>

gtf is a useful tool for generating modelines that you stuff into
xorg.conf... If that bug report is to be believed then the native
resolution is 1280x800.

alan@wopr64:~$ gtf 1280 800 60

  # 1280x800 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 49.68 kHz; pclk: 83.46 MHz
  Modeline "1280x800_60.00"  83.46  1280 1344 1480 1680  800 801 804
828  -HSync +Vsync

Cheers,
Al.



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