Screen resolution and no sound!

Stephen Durham smd271 at psu.edu
Fri Nov 12 17:05:55 GMT 2004


What driver is xfree loading? It should be the i810 driver, as that is
what IBM lists as the video controller for this system.  It should be
able to display up to 1024x768, I would run the xfree configuration
again and make sure to set the driver and also check the settings for
the monitor.
-Stephen

Christoph Bier wrote:

>Drew, Bill schrieb am 12.11.2004 16:40
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>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com 
>>>[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Drew, Bill
>>>Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 8:31 AM
>>>To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>>>Subject: Screen resolution and no sound!
>>>
>>>I just installed warty-release-install-i386 on an old IBM PC 
>>>300GL.  I
>>>have no sound at all and can't change the screen resolution from 640 x
>>>480.  I have tried the screen resolution preferences and th only thing
>>>in the menu is 640 x 480.
>>>The sound card on this computer is a generic Sound Blaster 
>>>PCI card.  It
>>>had sound under Windows 95.  I don't even get anything out of the PC
>>>speaker.  Any suggestions?  I first tried the boot cd-rom and had a
>>>choice in screen resolutions there but still had no sound.
>>>
>>>Bill Drew
>>>      
>>>
>>HELP!!  I'm desperate here.  The screen resolution is set so low that I
>>can't fully display any windows or such.  I am trying to configure
>>Evolution for my e-mail and can't even close or save because I can't get
>>to the buttons that will allow me to do that.  
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>While pressing ALT and clicking the left mouse button you should be
>able to draw the window.
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>>My preferred resolution
>>would be at least 800 by 600. I am new to Linux in a graphical interface
>>and don't know where to proceed.
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>Maybe your graphic chip is just too old for a resolution higher than
>640x480? I had a similar problem some months ago with an i486 Dell
>test machine; resolutions higher than 800x600 were not possible.
>Change of the graphic card solved it.
>
>HTH
>
>Christoph
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