Difficulty with screen resolution

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buildingstoat
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Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby buildingstoat » 06 Jul 2013 22:04

I have just installed Solydx on a old 686 computer with a Dell LCD vga monitor (E173FP I think) and it all went well except for the screen resolution, which is stubbornly stuck at 1024x768. I have tried changing the default setting in Settings Editor to 1280x1024 which is the best res on the monitor, and 'saved'it, but 1024x768 remains the max on the Display option in the settings menu even after a reboot and the Settings Editor 'default resolution' reverts to 1024x768.

I have tried looking for an xorg.conf file but there doesn't seem to be one. Can anyone tell me what's going on and what I can do about it please?

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Re: Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby MAYBL8 » 07 Jul 2013 15:00

Can you give the results of the following command?

inxi -F

Someone might be able to offer some help with the results from this command.


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Re: Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby buildingstoat » 07 Jul 2013 23:29

Thanks for the response.

Here is the output you requested, and there in the graphics line is 1024x768@60.0hz I'm blessed if I can change it though the machine happily gives me 1280x1024 with Puppy and PClinuxOS.

nick@blackrose:~$ inxi -F
System: Host blackrose Kernel 3.2.0-4-486 i686 (32 bit) Distro SolydXK 1 solydxk
CPU: Single core Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (-UP-) cache 6144 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips 5993.52 clocked at 1998.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1024x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel G33 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
Network: Card Atheros Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver atl1 v: 2.1.3 BusID: 01:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (-) 1: /dev/sda MAXTOR_STM316021 160.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 147G used: 3.4G (3%) fs: rootfs ID:/ size: 147G used: 3.4G (3%) fs: ext4
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2177 sys-1: 0
Info: Processes 135 Uptime 2 min Memory 214.9/2017.1MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23

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Re: Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby MAYBL8 » 08 Jul 2013 03:13

I don't know if this will fix your problem or not but I found this on a ubuntu site

http://4ultratech.wordpress.com/2011/10 ... xorg-conf/


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Re: Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby buildingstoat » 08 Jul 2013 08:58

Thank you for that link. It did have an effect - the system now hangs on boot up with a blank screen :-( But still I think it must be a move in the right direction. My guess here is that there if I am bypassing whatever automatic configuration is going on (where, how?) and taking manual control by having an xorg.conf file it needs to contain a lot more information.

I'll have to see if I can find an example of a full xorg.conf file or maybe take one from my main computer and modify it.

I'd love to know how the system automatically 'decides' that a screen it can't get data from defaults to 1024x768 rather than anything else and weather that default setting can be changed.

Thanks anyway - if I manage to solve it I'll let you know how.

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Re: Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby zerozero » 08 Jul 2013 10:12

bliss of ignorance

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Re: Difficulty with screen resolution

Postby buildingstoat » 08 Jul 2013 12:40

Yes, thank you.

I had a quick look at the links and they seem interesting and relevant. I'll have to have a careful read when I get some time to be quiet and concentrate.

So it's into the 'hidden corners (to me) of the X system .....................


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