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    Unable to get a high resolution


    Hello

    I have a problem which drives me crazy, so if anyone could help me, please?

    I use a Dell Laptop and the graphics card has been identified correctly with a resolution at 1440x900. Everything is fine here.

    But I am unable to set the desktop resolution right. The highest resolution is here 1024X768 which makes everything on my desktop very very big and the fonts in Firefox looks awful.

    This is what xrandr says:
    SZ: Pixels Physical Refresh
    *0 1024 x 768 ( 306mm x 191mm ) *60
    1 800 x 600 ( 306mm x 191mm ) 60
    2 640 x 480 ( 306mm x 191mm ) 60

    and the same in SAX2

    My XORG.CONF says:
    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection

    Can anyone help? Thank you in advance
    Steffen

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    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    is it a complete Section Screen? Default Depth is 24 but Modes are listed under Depth 15 only. replace 15 with 24.
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    Re: Unable to get high resolution

    Hello

    Thank you for the reply, but my XOrG.CONF has that line already. It was just a bad example I listed.

    My XoRG.CONF looks like this:

    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1440x900" "1366x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection


    Can anyone still help me?

    Thank you so much
    Steffen

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    which Graphics Card do you have? try "vesa" driver in Section Device "Video Card".
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    Do you by any chance have Intel 9xx graphics chip in your laptop. You may need to tweak the video bios with 915resolution utility. See Intel 915GM Graphics/Display for more info.

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