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    ludid / 10.04 on Insp 1545 - external display

    hi all,

    Just installed lucid on my Inspiron 1545 and it doesn't recognize my external monitor. It displays but doesn't look good on laptop screen and resolution doesn't change b/t laptop / external monitors.

    It's dual-boot'd with windoze and there it's detecting both laptop and external monitor resolution ok. I think what's missing is the equivalent driver for lucid.

    What I know so far is that I might be able to find a driver for this chipset, otherwise create an xorg.conf entry (file) with specific settings.

    Any help is very much appreciated.



    I ran the following to get details on chipset / drivers
    ================================================== =================================

    lshw -C display

    *-display:0
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 07
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:30 memory:f6c00000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff(prefetchable) ioport:efe8(size=8)
    *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: Display controller
    product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2.1

    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
    version: 07
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f6b00000-f6bfffff

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    Talking Re: ludid / 10.04 on Insp 1545 - external display

    found a previous thread that resolved this one and got the clear 1280x1024 I was looking for, very very grateful


    # get display config info
    $ cvt 1280 1024

    #create new display mode using config info from above
    $ xrandr --newmode (name) (config)

    #assign new mode to VGA1
    $ xrandr --addmode VGA1 (name)

    #set output to new VGA1 mode
    $ xrandr --output VGA1 --mode (name)



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