Bug#403325: xserver-xorg-video-i810: 810 driver appears not to like some standard VESA modes (like "1280x1024")
On Thursday 04 January 2007 01:40, Drew Parsons wrote:
> Alan wrote:
> > It appears an upgrade (possibly to xserver-xorg-server-core) on or
> > about 12 December 2006 caused this driver to no longer recognise
> > the standard VESA modes and as a result it now forces itself into
> > 640x480 mode.
> Hi Alan, does the behaviour change if you install and configure
> 915resolution? "915resolution -l" should list the available modes.
Yes it does - although not perfectly. I am not 100% certain I got it
right, in that I also changed xorg.conf to remove the monitor refresh
rates and add in all the resolutions shown from 915resolution -l
When I did that it seemed to assume the screen was bigger than it was
and although it allowed some panning, I didn't have access to the whole
virtual screen area.
BUT - when I removed 915resolution and also put back the monitor refresh
rates into xorg.conf BUT left the additional screen sizes in the file I
got the same effect as above.
Eventually - to get it to work, I have to limit the the screen size to
But I don't see the point of 915resolution. it is much easier to just
configure monitor refresh rates in xorg,conf - when it works fine -
rather than install a new application which I also have to configure
with screen resolution data.