[plug] laptop screen resolution in ubuntu

Adam Hewitt ahewitt at ursys.com.au
Mon Feb 26 20:11:36 WST 2007

The only thing I can think of atm is that some older video cards  
don't like the color depth of 24 which from memory isn't really 24  
but some weird hybrid color depth. Try setting it to 32?


On 26/02/2007, at 7:17 PM, Gavin Chester wrote:

> I have an old toshiba satellite 4090 (celeron 400, 128Mb ram, 6gb  
> drive)
> that I have installed edubuntu 6.06 on because of its lower hardware
> demands.  Trouble is, I can't seem to get the screen resolutions I  
> want
> - it tops out at 800x600 with a wide border all around.
> I've googled and read posts on the ubuntu forums leading me to  
> manually
> edit the vsync and hsync rates.  I've tried a variety of settings, but
> it either makes little difference or I wreck X all together :-(.   
> Also,
> there was a howto that spoke of rerunning the configuration by doing
> "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg".  I set things properly in there,
> but still only get a maximum of 800x600.  My xorg file has all the  
> right
> settings, as far as my reading of posts tells me, but the only
> resolution option given to me is 640x480 or 800x600.
> BTW: it's a trident card, but no idea what ram it has - and the lcd
> monitor is not recognised, just given as a generic lcd.  My  
> xorg.conf is
> given below for good measure, but note that it is the ***default
> file***, and I've tried different vsync and hsync and listed more  
> modes
> than given below without success:

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