No choice for native LCD resolution - work around? [solved]

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No choice for native LCD resolution - work around? [solved]

Postby Ruis on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:47 pm

OK, I'm a noob to LM, so that's why I'm posting here!

I just installed LM14 (nadia) on a new-to-me Dell Latitude D620 laptop. It has the Intel 945 graphics chip.

Initially, I was having the same problem as seen here, with messed-up fonts: :(

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=113534

but I did the xorg.config trick and that worked for me. :D

However, I would like to change my display to the native 1280x800 but this is not an option. I'm currently using 1440x900, but I think using the native would improve the clarity of the fonts (and everything else for that matter). The other resolution options available don't do well at all. :|

I did some research but haven't found what I need. I have listed some of the relevant topics (and my code outputs) below.

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viewtopic.php?f=59&t=95413
Here is the trick: type now xrandr --addmode NAMEOFEXTERNALMONITOR aaaaxbbb --rate xx. In my case, xrandr --addmode VGA1 1360x768 --rate 60


my result:
Code: Select all
xrandr: cannot find mode "1280x800"


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viewtopic.php?f=90&t=101427

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lspci


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller (rev 40)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)


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inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 driver: intel Resolution: 1440x900@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 9.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes


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I tried finding more about this 915resolution thing:
http://www.linlap.com/dell_latitude_d620
but didn't get anywhere with that.


Anyway, is there a work-around for this or am I just missing something (easy)?

I am new to linux mint and I have found it too be very impressive thus far.

Many thanks in advance!

-R
Last edited by Ruis on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: No choice for native LCD resolution - work around?

Postby Ruis on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:05 pm

OK, I read this:

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=116955&p=647805&hilit=windows+driver+for+video+intel#p647805

and then this:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xrandr

and I got it working with the xrandr command. :D

Too bad it looks terrible! :o
So I'll be sticking with the 1440x990 mode I was using. :o
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