Screen Resolution Issues with a Lenovo S10 netbook

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Screen Resolution Issues with a Lenovo S10 netbook

Postby jlbr on Mon May 18, 2009 5:07 pm

Hello! I just installed Mint 6 on a Lenovo S10 netbook, the installation was flawless and it all works pretty fine, however, for some strange reason the resolution of the display is set to 800x600 and under Preferences>Screen resolution, that is in fact the ONLY resolution available.
Needless to say, it comes close to ruining my Mint experience.

I would really appreciate it if somebody could give me some clues as to what the problem might be.

Thanks!
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Re: Screen Resolution Issues with a Lenovo S10 netbook

Postby AK Dave on Mon May 18, 2009 5:25 pm

Mint 6 isn't far off from Ubuntu Intrepid, and a Lenovo S10 isn't far off from a Dell Mini 9. Thus I refer you to Ubuntu Mini for netbook-specific support.

But it sounds like your install didn't configure or detect your video settings properly. So you might need to reconfigure the xorg package:
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$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
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Re: Screen Resolution Issues with a Lenovo S10 netbook

Postby jlbr on Mon May 18, 2009 7:51 pm

Thanks, what I did in the end was boot as safefailmode, and there a menu appears that asks you if you want to fix broken packages, repair x server, and others, I did both and upon reboot the resolution had gone up to 1024x768.

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Re: Screen Resolution Issues with a Lenovo S10 netbook

Postby AK Dave on Tue May 19, 2009 12:51 am

What screen resolution would you expect to see?
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Re: Screen Resolution Issues with a Lenovo S10 netbook

Postby jlbr on Tue May 19, 2009 4:16 pm

1024x768, the way it is now. I know it cant be higher, Im happy with that.
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