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Re: Problem with resolution on Radeon HD 7459 card (Squeeze)

On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:10:52 +0900, Han Soo Chang wrote:

> Hi, I recently installed debain squeeze on Hewlet Packard Pavillion
> h8-1280jp, which has a ATI Radeon HD 7450 graphic card. However, the
> resolution of the monitor is limited to 1280 x 1024, and I cannot get
> any higher resolution.


> I checked the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and it seems that the system
> does not recognize my graphic card, and fall back on vesa driver.

Upload the full Xorg log file somewhere so we can see what it says.

> I would like to ask what is the best option I should take?

My bet is that your card is very recent and not supported by the stock 
Xorg xserver version in Squeeze, if that's the case, you can either 
install a backported version of the packages (not just the kernel but 
xorg's which BTW, still has version 1.10.4, not sure if it will be anough 
for your card...) or try the closed source package (fglxr).

> Should I install a newer kernel from the backports? Should I try
> propriety driver? But using it makes me a little bit nervous, because I
> fear that it might cause some trouble in the future.

The decision is up to you.

I think installing the closed source driver first (from the backports non-
free to get the latest available version) will be the easier way, if it 
does not work you can uninstall it afterwards.

> I have no experience of building a kernel, and I would like to avoid it
> if possible.
> I would like to have a stable system that I can rely on.
> I would appreciate any suggestion to improve this situation.

Having a "stable" system usually means sticking to "stable" package 
versions which are not good companions of new hardware :-)



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