Intel Graphics on x86_64: Video modes (Dell Inspiron E1405 laptop)
Joshua J. Berry
des at condordes.net
Thu Nov 16 22:19:44 PST 2006
Hi list --
I have a Dell Inspiron E1405 with a Core 2 Duo (so 64bit kernel and
userspace), running Gentoo Linux with xf86-video-i810 version 1.7.2.
The built-in display (which is 1440x900) will not run at any but its native
resolution. I'm using 915resolution to add several video modes to the
BIOS, but X will use only the 1440x900 mode I added, and none of the other
ones (not even 640x480).
Some of the (old) games I like to play (e.g. Starcraft in Wine) are happiest
at 640x480. Can anyone offer suggestions for getting X to recognize these
alternate video modes?
I also tried with a recent git clone of the modesetting-keithp branch, but
that just gave me a blank screen and a partially-unresponsive keyboard (X
did not recognize Ctrl+Alt+Bksp, but I could Alt+SysRq to semi-cleanly
Xorg.log from modesetting:
I would also like to get this laptop talking to an external display (which
prefers 1600x1200), but haven't figured out the magic combination of
configuration options to do that either. ;) (I need to do more reading on
this myself, before I can ask a good question, but a pointer in the right
direction would be wonderful.)
Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Joshua J. Berry
"I haven't lost my mind -- it's backed up on tape somewhere."
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