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#1 2007-05-08 17:11:23

rasat
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Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

Xorg auto configures well for 1600x1200. I am manually trying to get 1920x1200 but no luck. Any hints?

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#2 2007-05-09 22:09:50

rayjgu3
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

well i tell ya im a bit intimidated & a little leary answering this post ... i mean you been here for some time & if i remember correctly you done alot of the work for arch live cd (amlug)
but ill give it a go

/etc/xorg.conf
SubSection "Display"
        Depth        1
        Modes        "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        4
        Modes        "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        8
        Modes        "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        15
        Modes        "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        16
        Modes        "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        24
        Modes        "1920x1200" "1680x1680" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
    EndSubSection

im gonna guess you knew that
& probably know this

# 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 172.798 1920 2040 2248 2576 1080 1081 1084 1118 -hsync -vsync
# 1920x1080 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1080" 211.436 1920 2056 2264 2608 1080 1081 1084 1126 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 193.156 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1203 1242 +hsync +vsync
# 1920x1200 @ 75Hz
# Modeline "1920x1200" 246.590 1920 2064 2272 2624 1200 1201 1203 1253 +hsync +vsync
# 2048x1536 @ 60

i dont know if youve seen this
http://www.linuxsolutions.co.nz/sager98 … .org_setup

what i have an even harder time believing is nobody else has stepped up to offer any suggestions
im sorry i cant offer more as i dont have a wide screen lcd nor an ati card
i have nvidia & mostly rtc monitors still

what kinda errors you get in X.log?

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#3 2007-05-13 07:32:41

rasat
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

I am still newbie in some areas. smile Thanks! I will try out

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#4 2007-05-13 09:08:37

Lontronics
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

You have to install the NVidia driver from the Nvidia website to get 1920x1200.
After installation probably everything is already working fine at the right resolution, otherwise then change the settings to 1920x1200 in xorg.conf.

I have used Arch for a while on my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop too wink

Here some info about Zenwalk on my laptop: http://support.zenwalk.org/index.php/topic,1799.0.html

Unfortunately I can not help you with a lot more info because I am on OpenBSD now wink

Good luck,
Jan

Last edited by Lontronics (2007-05-13 09:09:52)

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#5 2007-05-14 17:30:52

rasat
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

Lontronics wrote:

You have to install the NVidia driver from the Nvidia website to get 1920x1200.

My machine is using Ati.

No success yet, using hwd -xa as base.
rayjgu3, can you post your complete xorg.conf.

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#6 2007-05-14 20:30:37

rayjgu3
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

rasat wrote:

rayjgu3, can you post your complete xorg.conf.

well as i said earlier i have nvidia card's in all my boxes , even laptop
i belive what i had pasted here on the forum was from
http://www.suselinuxsupport.de/wikka.ph … dualtftati
& i believe i had posted this earlier
http://www.linuxsolutions.co.nz/sager98 … .org_setup
the person who wrote this says he's running Yoper which is another i686 optimized distro
i found these links plus more using
http://www.google.com/linux
with this "1920x1200  ati xorg" in search field
hope this helps

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#7 2007-05-15 10:01:13

rasat
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

Thanks rayjgu3 keeping me trying in finding the solution and got it to work. What was missing was a driver, not ati but fglrx.

Read Wiki, section "Proprietary Driver: Fglrx".
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI

The link you gave was also helpful, especially if "Dell" is included in search field.
http://www.google.com/linux
with this "Dell 1920x1200  ati xorg" in search field.

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#8 2007-05-15 22:08:32

rayjgu3
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Re: Dell Inspiron 9400 -- 1920x1200. Graphic card: ATI

good to hear you got it going

glad i can help

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