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Mint 11 LXDE resolution problems

Postby scichris on Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:51 am

Hi!

I have been having resolution issues, namely since installation via bootable usb of Mint 11 on my Asus Eee PC Flare I could not find a way to get different options than just 800x600. My target is 1024x768, which was the default one used by Windows 7 starter that was preinstalled on this machine.

I tried downloading Mepis 8 to get the xorg.conf from there following viewtopic.php?f=90&t=105260&p=595276&hilit=mepis#p595276 , but my ubuntu (on my other laptop) did not want to make this mepis iso into a bootable usb and it did not work (it suceeded in making bootable usb from iso's of all Mint distros , although on my Asus Eee Pc Flare only Mint 9 lxde, 11 lxde, 12 did boot, of all possible configurations. I stayed with 11, and I am trying to fix the resolution issue. My machine is (output of inxi -Fc 0)

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System:    Host anna-1025CE Kernel 2.6.38-15-generic i686 (32 bit)
Distro Linux Mint 11 LXDE
CPU:       Dual core Intel Atom N2800 (-HT-MCP-) cache 512 KB flags
(nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 7448.24
           Clock Speeds: (1) 798.00 MHz (2) 798.00 MHz (3) 798.00 MHz
(4) 798.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card Intel Cedarview Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org
1.10.1 Res: 800x600@86.0hz
           GLX Renderer Software Rasterizer GLX Version 2.1 Mesa
7.10.2 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio:     Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio
Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.23
Network:   Card-1 Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
(PCI-Express) driver ath9k BusID: 02:00.0
           Card-2 Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet driver atl1c v:
1.0.1.0-NAPI at port e000 BusID: 03:00.0
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (1.3% used) 1: /dev/sda
WDC_WD3200BPVT 320.1GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 293G used: 4.1G (2%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size:
1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes 145 Uptime 21 min Memory 316.5/988.4MB Runlevel 2
Client Shell inxi 1.4.23


Using xorg.conf from viewtopic.php?f=59&t=108418&p=610189&hilit=resolution#p610189 but changing the parameters to the ones I got from cvt 1024 768 , it did not work, it actually gave me an additional option I did not want: resolution of 640x480.

Using google I also tried to force via xrandr to get the right resolution, but it did not work, giving me 'Failed to get size of gamma for output default' when I used
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 sudo xorg -configure
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xrandr --output LVDS --mode 1024x768
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xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024x768
. When I tried to define a new mode with xrandr --newmode , getting the appropriate parameters from cvt, it also did not work.

Result of
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 lspci |grep VGA 


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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Cedarview
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)


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 lspci -knn


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00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Cedarview DRAM
Controller [8086:0bf2] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84a9]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Cedarview
Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0be2] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84a9]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High
Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8437]
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI
Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI
Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI
Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB
UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB
UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB
UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2
EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
[8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC
Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA
AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
        Kernel modules: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus
Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:83ad]
        Kernel modules: i2c-i801
01:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Device [1b21:1042]
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84aa]
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: xhci-hcd
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285
Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2c37]
        Kernel driver in use: ath9k
        Kernel modules: ath9k
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0
Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8468]
        Kernel driver in use: atl1c
        Kernel modules: atl1c



Result of
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xrandr


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xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
default connected 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   800x600        86.0*
   640x480         0.0


I am quite desperate now, as I have already wasted entire day trying to get such a simple thing to work, please help if you know how.

Many thanks!
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Re: Mint 11 LXDE resolution problems

Postby titetanium on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:40 am

Hi,

I have an Acer Aspire One D270 the comes with the same graphics card your machine has. Might I suggest Mint 12 LXDE for your machine? It gives you the default resolution of 1024x768 out of the box, but no 3D acceleration.

Edit: If you are trying to get 3D acceleration working on that machine, check out my notes on that video card.
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Re: Mint 11 LXDE resolution problems

Postby scichris on Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:50 pm

Thanks, I tried doing that, but the bootable USB does not boot beyond black screen with 'SYSLINUX 3.63 Debian-2008-07-15 EBIOS Copyright (C) 1994-2008 H. Peter Anvin boot: _ ' , with underscore flashing for hours. When I prepared the USB in an identical manner with the same built-in Ubuntu Startup Disc Creator, only versions 9 lxde, 12 gnome and 11 lxde boot, and allow installation. Is there a better way of making a bootable USB? Unetbootin gives the same results.
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Re: Mint 11 LXDE resolution problems

Postby titetanium on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:41 pm

Hi again,

I feel your pain, I really do. Moreover, it pains me to say this, but if you have access to a windows machine, perhaps you can try this?

I've had good results booting linux iso's on a usb drive with that.
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Re: Mint 11 LXDE resolution problems

Postby scichris on Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:36 am

Hi! Thanks a lot, that windows program helped to create a bootable usb with Mint 12 lxde. However, as I saw from the initial 'preview' desktop, it still boots only with 800x600 screen resolution. After install, it also gives me only 800x600 resolution, just like all other installs. Could there be any other way to get linux mint with 1024x768 on my netbook ? It starts to look like mission impossible ....
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