Hoary: Intel 915 GMS chipset

Karl Hegbloom hegbloom at pdx.edu
Thu Jun 9 23:57:05 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 09:56 -0400, Sean C Sieger wrote:
> I have searched the archives, the HowTo's, the Forums and
> the Installation Guide and I cannot figure out what to do to
> get the widesreen resolution (1280x768) that my new Dell
> Latitude X1 is capable of.

Good try.  That's often the fastest way to find the answer.

> When I try to hand edit my xorg.conf, I just crash my
> xserver. Following the instructions for 855resolution from
> the above sources has yielded no results as far as I can
> tell.

So you've made sure there's a VBIOS mode setting available for that
resolution.  Hmmm.

> And what I don't understand is that my xorg.conf looks like
> this (so close?) and does not give me 1280x768:

Please attempt to start the X server with that configuration, and then
gzip and attach the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.  That is where clues to
what is going wrong can be found.  Perhaps you'll see what's the matter
yourself, and rather than sending it, you can summarize your findings.

Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu>

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