Intel845 resolution problem

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sat Dec 27 23:16:59 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 12/23/2008 11:25 PM, Shiva Chikkalli wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for the help. I had done the fonts adjustment and also the refresh
>> cycle. It had improved a lot. My screen is quite reasonable and no much
>> issue except, I want to see the screen as good as Windows. I am using
>> "SyncMaster 793s".
>> As suggested, I feel going back to UBUNTU8.04 would be a better idea if it
>> helps me substantially improvement in screen resolution.
>> *Please, please let me know what is the better way to downgrade the Ubuntu,
>> I mean the procedure..*
>> regards
>> Shiva
> The only way that I know of to 'downgrade' to 8.04.1 would be to
> reinstall. However, I have a system with an i845 with hardy on it, so I
> used displayconfig-gtk to generate an xorg.conf file for your monitor
> (see attached). Quite honestly I do not know how/if it will work with
> Intrepid as I blew out the only Intrepid install that I had and haven't
> gotten around to reinstalling 8.10 yet.
> You can try this xorg.conf and see if it improves your screen. However,
> first backup your existing xorg.conf:
> $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.confbackup
> Now copy the attached xorg.conf in it's place:
> $ sudo cp /<locationwhereyousavedit>/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Now log out and then log back in & check your screen.  Note: if you run
> into issues with this xorg.conf; reboot and select the recovery option.
> When that comes up, select the xfix option, let it run and then select
> the first option to continue to boot normally. That will rewrite a
> default xorg.conf over the Syncmaster xorg.conf. You can then restore
> your backup if you wish:
> $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.confbackup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> and you should be back to where you started.

   The only suggestion I would make is to change the driver to "intel"
from "i810" seeing as his chipset is i845. The intel driver is much
better for this chipset.

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