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I have a new dell inspiron 1545 since i am facing problems with vista i wanted to work with linux operating system (fedora 9). I want to install the video ...
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    Install video drivers and sound drivers


    I have a new dell inspiron 1545 since i am facing problems with vista i wanted to work with linux operating system (fedora 9). I want to install the video drivers and sound drivers for my laptop..When i installed fedora 9 my screen resolution was 1366x768 but suddenly now my resolution is 1024x768. I tried to change the resolution but I am unable to find my laptop resolution. What could be the problem

    Here I can see my video card and sound card.. I want to install the drivers for my cards

    [root@localhost Harish]# /sbin/lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Cantiga Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Cantiga Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Cantiga Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    Please experts I need some help..Thanks in advance

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    Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here.
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    sorry since i was facing wlan problems in fedora 9 i installed suse 11.1 couple of days back this is my xorg.conf file...

    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2009-04-30T18:18:30-0500.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AIGLX" "on"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "dri"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "11"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse? 1.00"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Identifier "Mouse[3]"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.1"
    Option "BottomEdge" "650"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
    Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
    Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "15"
    Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "15"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
    Option "FingerHigh" "17"
    Option "FingerLow" "14"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
    Option "LeftEdge" "120"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "3"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.2"
    Option "Name" "ALPS;Touchpad"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "RightEdge" "830"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "TopEdge" "120"
    Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Identifier "Mouse[5]"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.1"
    Option "BottomEdge" "650"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
    Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
    Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "15"
    Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "15"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
    Option "FingerHigh" "17"
    Option "FingerLow" "14"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
    Option "LeftEdge" "120"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "3"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.2"
    Option "Name" "ALPS;Touchpad"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "RightEdge" "830"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "TopEdge" "120"
    Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize 344 193
    HorizSync 30-40
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "Unknown"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "800x600"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    VertRefresh 50-75
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset"
    Driver "intel"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Option "monitor-LVDS" "Monitor[0]"
    Screen 0
    VendorName "Intel"
    EndSection



    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "on"
    EndSection

    please guide me to install the video drivers for my laptop

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    If you are open to other distributions, try Linux Mint, based on Ubuntu. That is working great. I had a MSI laptop before and now a new DELL E6500. Everything is working right out of the box.

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