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SOLVED:screen resulution problems with intel 1865

Postby BigBird on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:58 am

I recently installed Felicia (today at 100 AM USA EST) on a Dell SX270 with 2 gigs of dram and the Intel 865 chipset. I decided to take the plunge from Elyssa and thought I could copy my xorg.conf to the new setup. WRONG! Felecia (U810) refuses to cooperate. I keep getting a message that xserver cannot parse the config file. I've lost many hours of sleep trying to fix this. I would like to use native 1280x1024 res on a DCLCD 19c monitor but am stuck at 1152x864 max.I've read on the buntu forums that 8.10 handles video differently than 8.04; purely a question, but why was something "fixed" that really wasn't broken? Forgive my impatience, but I really like Felicia which is running stupendously on my home-brew box, and all I really wanted to do was upgrade the Dell box because I use it to show other people the wonderfulness of Linux.

Thanks in advance for any help

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[SOLVED] : screen resulution problems with intel i865 chipse

Postby BigBird on Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:23 pm

[SOLVED]: After getting some sleep, and reopening this adventure, I pulled up the xorg.conf file and read it line by line until I found at the very bottom and "extra" 'EndSection' statement which had NO 'Section' statement preceding it. My aged programming skills(?) kicked in - I removed the offending 'EndSection' and VOILA!!, I now have my computer back at 1280x1024 res. The moral of all this, if there is one, is not to do config file editing while in a lack-of-sleep stupor. I am listing the xorg.conf so that anyone trying to do a Dell with this chipset won't have to go through what I went through. Whew!!!!
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My xorg.conf file follows:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "Intel"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
Modelname "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
Horizsync 31.5-64.0
Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0
Modeline "1280x1024" 157.50 1280 1352 1512 1724 1024 1033 1036 1084 +hsync +vsync
Modeline "1600x1200" 202.50 1600 1684 1876 2156 1200 1209 1212 1266 +hsync +vsync
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
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