View Full Version : [ubuntu] IBM T42: increase resolution? (8.10)

January 18th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Hey guys, i've been searching for hours, and i can't seem to get anything to work. I've tried xrandr -s Screen size, but it either said mode not found, or says nothing and under Change screen resolution I still get the normal option of 640Xsomething, 800x600 and 1024x768.

So my question: Can I get a higher screen resolution? When i have windows open, almost a quarter is taken up by the address bar.
To save some time I've pasted my Xorf.conf file and what it says when i enter sudo lshw -C display

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"

*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: agp agp-2.0 pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=66 mingnt=8

And Xandr just in case:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 1024
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 60.0*+ 60.0
800x600 60.3
640x480 59.9


January 20th, 2009, 12:04 AM
BUMP. cmon theres got to be something out there. all i want to do is see more on my screen :p

May 29th, 2009, 04:24 AM
Yeah, I've got an IBM T42 and I am also stuck at 1024x768 in Ubuntu. I've set up a few of these machines before with Windows XP, and get a higher resolution. It's the exact same hardware. Don't understand why the higher resolutions aren't supported. Would be nice to have a little bit more desktop real estate...