Intel 915G Can't get 1680x1050 to work
Andrew J. Barr
andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 13:21:04 PDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 14:01 -0500, david rankin wrote:
> > From: "Andrew Barr"
> > On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 20:55 -0500, david rankin wrote:
> >> Mates,
> >> This is my first post and I'm rather stumped at the moment. I have
> >> been
> >> googling this issue and I can find a lot of discussion about it, but I
> >> can't
> >> find a solution in the archives.
> >> I have a new Acer AL2216W that runs native at 1680x1050. I am using
> >> the
> >> analog input. The install is Suse 10 with xorg-x11-6.8.2-100.2 and the
> >> card
> >> is an Intel 915G. The video card supports 1680x1050 natively and works
> >> well
> >> under M$. I cannot for the life of me get the display to work under suse
> >> 10.
> >> It either is stuck in 1280x1024 or when configured for 1680x1050, the
> >> screen
> >> extends well beyond to edge of the monitor in some sort of "virtual"
> >> resolution that you have to scroll the mouse to be able to find the edge
> >> of
> >> the screen. Also, when I provide the proper modeline created with gtf or
> >> others that are very similar suggested for the Dell problem, x starts
> >> fine,
> >> but the Monitor reports that it cannot create the display and I have to
> >> ctrl+alt+backspace to kill the server.
> > You should try the 2.0 release candidate versions of the intel driver
> > (available from X.org FTP). They are capable of programming modes
> > natively on Intel graphics hardware instead of relying on the video BIOS
> > to do it. I am using the latest 1.9.93 release on a G965 and an 855GM
> > (i830-generation) without any issues so far.
> Thanks Andrew,
> I have downloaded xf86-video-intel-1.9.93 but I have not compiled it yet
> because I need to figure out the ./configure options for the PREFIX and
> EPREFIX directories for SuSE 10.0. You said the 2.0 release candidates. I
> can't find them. I'll take another look.
1.9.9x are the 2.0 RCs
> Do you know offhand what the
> ./configure options should be for SuSE 10? I would really like to solve this
'./configure --prefix=/usr' should do the trick on most distributions.
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