Screen resolution on a sony laptop.

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Mar 7 03:00:13 UTC 2009

On 03/06/2009 09:24 AM, Al Black wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying install 8.10 on an old sony PCG-FX 340 laptop. For the most
> part the install went smoothly, and the machine is working okay.
> There's a couple of things I'd like to get working, but I'll pick the
> most annoying one first.
> I'd like to change the screen resolution of from 800 x 600 to 1024x768.
> (The screen resolution tool in the admin panel, doesn't give me the
> option.)
> The laptop comes with a  Intel 82815 815 chipset hostbridge and memory
> controller and a VGA 82815 graphics controller.
> Digging around at the usual sources for help there seems to be a couple
> of different isssues with Sony laptops and screen resolution, esp
> revolving around the 915 chipset, which don't seem to apply here.
> What looks the most promising is modifying the x configuration file
> (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) as per
> +resolution+sony+laptop
> I tried this changing the model name, and had a couple of problems.
> First, cntrl/alt/backspace didn't restart x.  So I rebooted and came up
> with a screen that went blank at log in.  I was able to recover, but
> thought I'd ask here for suggestions and help before fiddling with
> xorg.conf more.

Actually you are using the 815 chipset & the driver should be

First try this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel
$ sudo apt-get install grandr

Log out and log back in. From a terminal:

$ grandr

That will bring up a GUI for monitor modes w/frequency options.

If that doesn't work reboot into recovery mode and use the xfix utility,
then resume normal boot. That supposedly _should_ resolve the problem.

If not, then it may be related to this:

There is an xorg.conf file included in that bug report that may work for

Other possible info/suggestions:

You can also file a bug:

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