FC5 & Dell 2007FPW - Anybody got widescreen?

Marcelo Magno T. Sales marcelo.sales at sefaz.pe.gov.br
Wed Jul 5 12:06:41 UTC 2006


Em Terça 04 Julho 2006 23:41, Craig White escreveu:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 11:37 +0900, Naoki wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 08:09 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 09:17 -0500, Steven Stern wrote:
> > > > Naoki wrote:
> > > > > Howdy all,
> > > > >
> > > > > Anybody managed to get 1680x1050 as an available resolution in
> > > > > 'gnome-display-properties' ?
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm running an intel 945G graphics chip and all I get is 1600x1200
> > > > > with no widescreen options.
> > > > >
> > > > > If anybody knows the magic xorg.conf hack I'd be very happy to hear
> > > > > it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers.
> > > >
> > > > Good luck. I've tired bios hacks, alternate drivers, and dozens of
> > > > configs with the same monitor and chip set. I think it's impossible.
> > >
> > > ----
> > > what do you have in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (screen section ?)
> >
> > Right now :
> >
> > Section "Screen"
> >         Identifier "Screen0"
> >         Device     "Videocard0"
> >         Monitor    "Monitor0"
> >         DefaultDepth     24
> >         SubSection "Display"
> >                 Viewport   0 0
> >                 Depth     24
> >                 Modes    "1680x1050"
> >         EndSubSection
> > EndSection
>
> ----
> Then I gather the other reply about mode not supported by BIOS is
> probably appropriate - perhaps you only need to give it more RAM
> (presuming on board video from on board RAM) or BIOS upgrade or it's
> possible that the onboard video will never support that mode.

That software I mentioned, 915resolution, can replace an unused BIOS video 
mode by the one he wants in RAM, for Intel 915 and 945 chipsets. Of course, 
it needs to be executed everytime the machine is booted. It would be 
appropriate to do it in rc.local.

[]'s
Marcelo





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