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Re: Sid and Xorg

On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 08:34:33PM -0400, Frank McCormick wrote:
> 8tpv7tt02@sneakemail.com wrote:
> > On Friday 04 May 2007 17:50, fmccormick wrote:
> >> My last update was for the Xorg and associated video drivers...and now I can't get 1280x960 on my screen. That was my preferred resolution before the update.
> >>

> >>
> > Backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf and run dpkg-reconfigure:
> > # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> > Select all the defaults, unless you wish to change something, and when the resolution choice shows up, see if your desired resolution (1280x960) is listed. If so, make sure you check it.
> > 

> > 
> > Restart Xorg.
> > 
>   I should have said this before but I have done that, several times.
> The first entry in all the color depths is 1280x960, but the system
> won't display anything more than 1024x768. The X mailing list has no
> complaints about resolution, so I suspect its
> a case of this particular monitor/card combo. I'm running an Intel MB
> with on-board video ( the I810 driver ).

can you cycle through the resolutions using

what video card? I think some of the cards have been moved up to the
i9?? driver.

what about using the vesa driver, how does it do?

> Looking through the x.org log I noticed several repeats of the
> "supported vesa modes, followed by DDC modes, followed by rejected
> modes. I don't know whats going on with that.
> Guess I'll file a bug if I can find my way around the somewhat
> convoluted bug system Debian is using (or maybe my brain is just
> inadequate).

lets hack about a bit and see what can be done before the
bug-report. At least so we can point it at the right package -- it
may, for example, be a docs issue if your card is supported by a
different driver. 

and use reportbug, its pretty easy. 


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