Video resolution problem on Dell C600 notebook
Francisco P Kaseker
fpk07 at c3sl.ufpr.br
Wed Oct 27 04:15:02 PDT 2010
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Kevin Meyer <fleetgoal at comcast.net> wrote:
> I've loaded lucid lynx on an old Dell C600 notebook. Through the GUI
> config utility the max video res showing is 800x600. The screen is much
> more capable than that. I checked the Ubuntu blogs and there are
> instructions on how to fix this. One in particular involves editing the
> xorg.conf file. *However, my machine doesn't have a xorg.conf file in the
> etc/X11 directory.*
are you sure?
> I tried running sudo xorg -configure *but I get a fatal server error
> saying that server is already active for display 0*. How can I get out of
> this mess? Can you help me to understand how xorg works better so I can fix
> this? Thanks.
first turn off your X (ctrl+alt+f1, /etc/init.d/gdm stop, or kdm or whatever
turn on your X (startx or /etc/init.d/gdm start)
which vga are you using (model/version/revision)?
lspci | grep VGA
EDID has a bug with some intel and ati cards. EDID is responsible to
identify a lot of informations about your monitor. Some developers are
fixing this problem.
> I have all the needed info on the the ATI Mobility M3 chipset and the
> screen resolutions.
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