Kubuntu KFA

Donald Henson dhensonuk at dsl.pipex.com
Fri Dec 29 07:46:29 UTC 2006

On Friday 29 December 2006 06:20, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:

> The only thing to bitch about is my crappy no name video on this thing is
> coming up in VESA mode at 1024x768 on a display fixed at 1280x800.  I'm not
> sure how I'll figure that out, and it probably loses Kubuntu some N00b
> L00z3r P0Int5 for presenting me with this complication.  No, no, I'm not
> bitching. I'll probably figure something out directly.
> --
> D. Michael McIntyre

I've found that very few Linux distributions cope with 1280x800 screens.  My 
laptop is 1280x800 and I usually have to change the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file 
file by hand to get this recognised.

You might have to search on the Internet for a relevant modeline to add to the 
file, change your horizsync and vertrefresh and add "1280x800" to the display 
resolution section.  The relevant bits in my Kubuntu xorg.conf file are (for 
an E machines M5116 laptop):

in Section "Monitor"
HorizSync	28-64
VertRefresh	43-60

in Section "Screen"
and in SubSection "Display"
Modes	"1280x800"

This works for Kubuntu on my laptop.  For other distributions I have to add a 
Modeline	"1280x800" 83.91 1280 1312 16624 1656 800 816 824 841 in 
Section "Monitor".

I hope this helps.


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