5.04 and external screen on i915 based notebook

Andreas Schildbach andreas at schildbach.de
Thu May 19 12:07:52 UTC 2005

Andreas Schildbach wrote:

>>I'm trying to get the external screen of my new Dell Latitude X1 to
>>work. The screen has got a resolution of 1024 x 768, but it is always
>>initialized to 640 x 480, regardless of the configuration.
>This is bug #7878, which has been fixed in Breezy, and probably needs a
>Hoary update.

I have now installed xserver-xorg=6.8.2-15 from Breezy, and the problem 
of always going to 640 x 480 is gone. Many thanks!

However, now I've (still?) got the problem that all modes are displayed 
at 75 Hz, regardless of my 60 Hz and 56 Hz Modelines I supplied.

Can this be a problem of the i810 driver always getting its display 
settings from the VESA BIOS? If yes, how am I supposed to override the 
refresh rate? I definately need 60 Hz, because I finally want to use my 
Dell 2405 which will only accept 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.



(sorry for triple posting to the list, my mistake)

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