ubuntu flight6 on a dell inspiron 6400

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Apr 12 17:13:50 UTC 2006

Nagaprabhanjan Bellaro wrote:

> I have installed ubuntu flight6 on a dell inspiron 6400. It has Intel 945
> GM motherboard.
> The video card is getting detected, however, my screen resolution of
> 1280x800 is not supported. It is only showing 1024x768.
> Can I do something to get my resolution on this 15.4" screen?

You bet.  It should be the same as the 6000.

In my xorg.conf monitor section, I have the following:

 # 1280x800 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 49.68 kHz; pclk: 83.46 MHz
 Modeline "1280x800" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync

It was produced by the utility 'gtf', so if that modeline doesn't work for
you, man gtf and follow its directions.  Note: other people may give you
much more involved solutions, but they're intended for systems that really
need to be patched to support this resolution.  Yours doesn't need it.

Once you have that modeline, you can modify the individual modes in the
Screen section to use:

 Modes "1280x800" "1024x768"

I really would have expected dapper to autoconfigure this by now - I recall
seeing a bug entry about it over a year ago (it only handles standard 4:3

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