Feisty daily LiveCD snapshot doesn't configure 1280x800 display correctly

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 12 00:04:16 GMT 2007

On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 06:00:09PM +1100, William Grant wrote:
> Miles Lane wrote:
> > On 1/7/07, Ben Collins <ben.collins at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >> On Sun, 2007-01-07 at 21:04 +0000, Miles Lane wrote:
> >>> Can we please add support to Feisty so that the LiveCD automatically
> >>> loads Xorg in 1280x800 when it is called for?
> >> I think this requires the 915resoluton package to work properly. VESA
> >> doesn't report the 1280x800 resolution until the video BIOS is
> >> programmed with such a mode.
> >>
> >> At least, this is the way it is on my CoreDuo laptop with 945 graphics.
> > 
> > Is there no way to automate detection of the highest supported resolution
> > mode for LCD displays and then call 915resoluton with the appropriate
> > parameters?  This would be really helpful for the LiveCD.
> 915resolution already autodetects the resolution, however it is not on
> the Desktop CD (it's not even in main). You simply need to install the
> package and restart X, and you'll have the right resolution (presuming
> you have one of the supported Intel chipsets).

If it's evolved to the point where it no longer requires any configuration,
is there any reason not to install it by default?

 - mdz

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