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Re: Intel 855GM with 1400x1050 works

Works with TravelMate 663LMi with your modifications under
SUSE 8.2! So I thing it works with Debian on a 663LMi,too.

Hope this helps a lot of people!
(Please send questions with Email because i don?t read this
group permanently!

Heiko Koenig

Martin Röhricht wrote:

> Hello together,
> good news for all of you who work with a Laptop that uses the graphics
> chip mentioned above and were not able to switch to a resolution of
> 1400x1050, for example on an Acer Travelmate 661LMi. Alain Poirier
> developed a C program that is able to change the provided BIOS
> resolutions. The problem is that Acer did not patch the BIOS to provide
> the right resolution for their displays, instead they put some
> resolutions in it, that make no sense, like
> Mode 3c : 1920x1440, 8 bits/pixel
> The program is able to replace a resolution with another one by patching
> the RAM version of the video bios.
> You can find the software here: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/apoirier/
> On the Acer TM 661LMi we had to change one line in the C file on line
> 34: "*bios_type = -1;" -> "*bios_type = 0;"
> Then you compile the file (make) and install it as root (make install).
> Now you can change the resolution by executing
> 855resolution 3c 1400 1050
> and restarting the X server. This will change the resolution only for
> this boot session, so make sure to mention the program in a startup
> script if you want to have this thing work after reboot.
> Martin

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