Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

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Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by usman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:47 am

Hello,

I am new to Linux Mint and really want to migrate to Linux Mint from windows but I am having an issue with the display driver. I can't change my display to the required dimension as I was able to change it to 1600 x 1050 for my Samsung LED. Could someone please help me install the correct graphics driver?

My system information can be seen below:

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usman@usman-Veriton-X680G:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: usman-Veriton-X680G Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Acer model: Veriton X680G serial: N/A
           BIOS: Acer v: P01-A3 date: 03/15/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 650 (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Nehalem rev.2 cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12767
           clock speeds: max: 3201 MHz 1: 1287 MHz 2: 1328 MHz 3: 1389 MHz
           4: 1317 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop
           version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Def. Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: dc00 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500418AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 23G used: 7.7G (36%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 30.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 200 Uptime: 31 min Memory: 1257.4/7713.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
The solution will really be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by roblm » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:01 pm

Use this command in the Terminal and post the output: xrandr --prop

What is the model number of the monitor and how is it connected, including any adapter?

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Re: Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by usman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi,

The output is below:

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usman@usman-Veriton-X680G:~$ xrandr --prop
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-1 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
   1024x768      60.00* 
   800x600       60.32    56.25  
   848x480       60.00  
   640x480       59.94
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	aspect ratio: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, 4:3, 16:9
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	audio: auto 
		supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	audio: auto 
		supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
The monitor is Samsung SynMaster SA450.

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Re: Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by roblm » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:43 pm

I assume the monitor has a 22 inch screen size, with VGA and DVI-D video ports and the monitor’s native resolution is 1680x1050, not 1600x1050?

The monitor’s EDID can’t be read on the VGA port, so the native resolution isn’t used. If there is a DVI or HDMI port on the PC, then you can try using that, but you may have to use an adapter.

Or you can try using these commands in the Terminal:

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xrandr --newmode "1680x1050R"  119.00  1680 1728 1760 1840  1050 1053 1059 1080 +hsync -vsync  
xrandr --addmode VGA-1 1680x1050R
xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1680x1050R

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Re: Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by usman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:28 am

Hi,

Yes, you are absolutely right about the resolution and the monitor. There is no HDMI port but there is DVI port so I will try to grab a DVI cable next month.

The solution works and sets the resolution correctly but I have to do it each time I restart my computer. Is there a way to save it in the Display settings or something so I don't have to do it every time?

I am Thankful to you already for providing me with this solution.

Thanks

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Re: Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by roblm » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:49 am

Open the File Manager, right click in the empty space and select Create New Document > Empty Document. Name it .xrandr (the dot makes it a hidden file). Add these lines:

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#!/bin/sh
xrandr --newmode "1680x1050R"  119.00  1680 1728 1760 1840  1050 1053 1059 1080 +hsync -vsync  
xrandr --addmode VGA-1 1680x1050R
xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1680x1050R
Save the file and close it. Right click on it and select Properties > Permissions. Mark the checkbox next to Allow executing file as program.

Open Startup Applications, click the + button and select Custom Command. Type a name, such as xrandr command. Next to Command, type: sh /home/your-user-name/.xrandr
(substitute your-user-name with your actual user name).

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Re: Veriton-X680G - Intel Core i5 650 - Display Drivers Issue

Post by usman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:56 am

Thank you very much for these instructions. It all works fine.

Cheers :D :D

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