getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681 - Portable

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  1. getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    I have an Acer Aspire 1681 laptop running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS with the
    latest packages installed. I have never been able to get any
    resolution beyond 1024x760. Does anyone have any info on getting higer
    resolutions working?

    Thanks,
    Gary Whitten
    whitteng@NOSPAMcon2inc.com


  2. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 18:57:30 -0800, whitteng wrote:

    > I have an Acer Aspire 1681 laptop running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS with the
    > latest packages installed. I have never been able to get any
    > resolution beyond 1024x760. Does anyone have any info on getting higer
    > resolutions working?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Gary Whitten
    > whitteng@NOSPAMcon2inc.com


    What is the native resolution? I have a Gateway 305crv which would never
    give me the 1024x768 that is native mode - only 800x600 - I finally bought
    a proprietary package from XIG - it works with that - they have a free
    demo download.


  3. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    In article ,
    ray wrote:

    >What is the native resolution?


    1280 x 800

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  4. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 06:49:02 +0000, ellis wrote:

    > In article ,
    > ray wrote:
    >
    >>What is the native resolution?

    >
    > 1280 x 800


    I would assume you have 1280x800 in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Have you
    checked the xorg log in /var/log for information as to what is happening?



  5. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    whitteng@con2inc.com wrote:
    > I have an Acer Aspire 1681 laptop running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS with the
    > latest packages installed. I have never been able to get any
    > resolution beyond 1024x760. Does anyone have any info on getting higer
    > resolutions working?


    Is it an Intel 945GM graphics chip? Did you install the package
    915resolution?

    If you didn't, try:

    [ ... ]# yum install 915resolution

    and then reboot.

    I saw that in a LinuxQuestions.org thread; tried it on mine (an
    Acer Aspire 5580-6177), but it didn't work (see my thread, right
    before yours in comp.os.linux.setup).

    HTH,

    Carlos
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  6. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    In article ,
    ray wrote:

    >I would assume you have 1280x800 in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.


    Why would *I* do that?


  7. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:52:32 +0000, ellis wrote:

    > In article ,
    > ray wrote:
    >
    >>I would assume you have 1280x800 in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

    >
    > Why would *I* do that?


    Because it ain't gonna do 1280x800 unless it's told to.


  8. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    In article ,
    ray wrote:

    >>>I would assume you have 1280x800 in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

    >>
    >> Why would *I* do that?


    >Because it ain't gonna do 1280x800 unless it's told to.


    I repeat. Why would *I* be caring?




  9. Re: getting high resolution display on Acer Aspire 1681

    ellis@no.spam wrote:

    > In article ,
    > ray wrote:
    >
    >>>>I would assume you have 1280x800 in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
    >>>
    >>> Why would *I* do that?

    >
    >>Because it ain't gonna do 1280x800 unless it's told to.

    >
    > I repeat. Why would *I* be caring?


    Note to Ray. Ellis is not the original poster. Gary owns
    the hardware in question.


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