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Offline straykat

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[915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« on: November 06, 2010, 12:44:48 AM »
I'm having problems setting the correct resolution on my mini9.  I have installed 915resolution but it did not help.  After doing a 915resolution -l   I noticed that my optimal settings are not listed.  1024 x 600 24bit.  800 x 600 16bit is the closest.  So what do I have to do?
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 01:20:49 AM »
What's the native resolution?
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 01:36:15 AM »
Here's what I get:
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# 915resolution -l
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Chipset: 855GM
BIOS: TYPE 2
Mode Table Offset: $C0000 + $36f
Mode Table Entries: 21

Mode 30 : 640x480, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 32 : 800x600, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 34 : 1024x768, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 38 : 1280x1024, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3a : 1600x1200, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3c : 1920x1440, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 41 : 640x480, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 43 : 800x600, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 45 : 1024x768, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 49 : 1280x1024, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4b : 1600x1200, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4d : 1920x1440, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 50 : 640x480, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 52 : 800x600, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 54 : 1024x768, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 58 : 1280x1024, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5a : 1600x1200, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5c : 1920x1440, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 7c : 1024x600, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 7d : 1024x600, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 7e : 1024x600, 32 bits/pixel

Since I don't use mode 38 (1280x1024 resolution), I used 915resolution to overwrite mode 38 with the native resolution of my laptop screen:
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# 915resolution 38 1280 800
You just need to so something analagous to the above

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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 02:25:55 AM »
1024 x 600 24bit
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 02:33:02 AM »
I can
915resolution 50 1024 600 24
then 915resolution -l shows the new mode50 as 1024 600 24 bits. 
then run ctrl pnl, Xvesa setup choose 4 for the 1024 600
but nothing seems to change,  i'm still at 800 600.
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010, 02:45:30 AM »
restart X for the changes to take effect.
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010, 07:24:46 AM »
Yep that worked fine, so how do I set it to boot that way? 
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 07:31:43 AM »
If you have a backup set up then your changes to ~/.xsession with be saved anyway.

You could also add the 915resolution command line you used to /opt/bootlocal.sh (which will also be saved automatically if you have a back-up set up) or make your own customised version of the 915resolution extension with the command line running as a start-up script.

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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010, 03:00:49 PM »
Yep that worked fine, so how do I set it to boot that way? 
Set 915resolution for OnBoot, and add xvesa=1024x600x32 to your boot options.

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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 09:15:57 AM »
Awesome, looks great upon boot.  THANKS THANKS AND THANKS!
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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 08:05:39 AM »
I confirm this works. Although I have a different machine (Asus EEE 1005PE with GMA3150), but I needed to do the same.

- Open a terminal
- Type "sudo editor"
- Open /mnt/sda1/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf
- Add the xvesa option, save and reboot
« Last Edit: April 20, 2011, 08:07:33 AM by barzefutz »

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Re: [915resolution] dell mini 9 correct resolution
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 09:05:22 PM »
are you by chance only able to operate at 1024x600x16? 32 never shows up on my mini and 24 looks all funky (see two mouses...nothing fits on the screen right)