G45 graphics chip resolutions - maximum 1280x1024, surely not!
cl at isbd.net
Wed Oct 8 15:34:08 UTC 2008
On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 12:02:49PM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 12:21:23PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
> >> I'm running 8.10 beta on an Asus P5Q-VM motherboard which has the
> >> Intel G45 graphics hardware.
> >> When I run ddcprobe it reports the following for the graphics
> >> hardware:-
> >> vbe: VESA 3.0 detected.
> >> oem: Intel(r)Eaglelake Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
> >> vendor: Intel Corporation
> >> product: Intel(r)Eaglelake Graphics Controller Hardware Version 0.0
> >> memory: 131008kb
> >> mode: 1280x1024x256
> >> mode: 640x480x64k
> >> Surely the hardware can do better than that! Is there anything I'm
> >> missing in getting it to tell me about higher resolutions?
> > ... it's OK, I've got it to 1600x1200. The Screen Resolution applet
> > is misleading, I tried changing the refresh rate and was offered a
> > whole lot more resolutions for a refresh rate that promptly
> > disappeared, but I got the extra resolutions!
> fwiw, ddcprobe doesn't show all the possible settings. I've never tried it
> before, so I ran it on my Intel 945 graphics and it doesn't show the
> 1280x800 I'm currently running (for which I needed to use 915resolution)
Yes, I don't really understand what ddcprobe is telling us, it doesn't
seem to relate to the real capabilities of the graphics card.
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