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Laptop resolution

Postby lexon on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:01 pm

I just installed Mint 6 on a Laptop but cannot obtain desired resolution. The OS is up to date.

Laptop specs

* AMD Mobile Sempron 2800 (black chassis)
* 15" XGA 1024x768 Display
* 1256MB DDR400 RAM DDR400 PC3200 DDR 200-pin SODIMM
* VIA K8N800 Chipset and Onboard VGA (AGP 8X, 3D Capable)
* CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
* 40GB Hard Drive
* 4 x USB 2.0
* Integrated 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, 56k v.92 modem
* Mini-PCI Wireless 802.11G
* Weight 7 lbs

I am seeing an icon telling me to adjust resolution but it does not work.
Seeing:
Unknown
800x600 (4:3)
61 hz
Detect display does nothing
Help is no help. No information.

I would like 1024x768 60 hz. I was able to adjust resolution on my desktop but not the laptop. Thanks.

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Re: Laptop resolution

Postby DevAdv on Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:01 am

ermm, is it onboard video? or an agp video card?

two different things..

either way can you obtain a model number for your video card? that way we can tell you how to install the needed drivers.
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Re: Laptop resolution

Postby lexon on Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:13 am

Take a look at the first message. It is a self contained laptop. All the specs are shown.

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Re: Laptop resolution

Postby EKMA on Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:49 am

Lexon,

It doesn't say what chipset the VGA (graphics) is? Is it onboard Nvidia or ATI? I sounds like the drivers didn't load properly...someone correct me if I'm wrong..............
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Re: Laptop resolution

Postby lexon on Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:10 pm

I am going to contact the seller, Gigastrand, and see what they say because they advertise Mint 6 according to their site.
I will post the results.

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Re: Laptop resolution

Postby lexon on Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:45 pm

EKMA wrote:Lexon,

It doesn't say what chipset the VGA (graphics) is? Is it onboard Nvidia or ATI? I sounds like the drivers didn't load properly...someone correct me if I'm wrong..............


Ok, here are some results. I can trim it if you can tell me what is the only part that is for video.

lexon@lexon-laptop ~ $ lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 8
Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-amd64
Kernel modules: amd64-agp

00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: fca00000-feafffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f4900000-fc8fffff
Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR+ <PERR+
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:05.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)
Subsystem: Device 18e8:6146
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
Region 0: Memory at febfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rt2500pci
Kernel modules: rt2500pci

00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
Region 4: I/O ports at ec00 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 21
Region 4: I/O ports at e800 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 21
Region 4: I/O ports at e400 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: i2c-viapro, via-ircc

00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 255
Region 0: [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
Region 1: [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
Region 2: [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
Region 3: [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
Region 4: I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pata_via
Kernel modules: pata_via

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: VIA 82xx Audio
Kernel modules: snd-via82xx

00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device df60
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: VIA 82xx Modem
Kernel modules: snd-via82xx-modem

00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (750ns min, 2000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 23
Region 0: I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Region 1: Memory at febfdc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: via-rhine
Kernel modules: via-rhine

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Kernel driver in use: k8temp
Kernel modules: k8temp

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems Device 0f60
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (500ns min)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Region 1: Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Expansion ROM at feaf0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>


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Re: Laptop resolution Solved

Postby lexon on Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:42 pm

I solved the resolution issue. I just use Ctrl - until the screen resolution is what I like.

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