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mrunowich
September 9th, 2011, 07:39 AM
Friend gave me a Pavilion N5425 With Ubuntu 9.10 installed. I have two issues currently but on this thread, I am looking for some help with fixing the screen resolution Max. In terminal, typing in xrandr, the max allowed is 800x600, however the laptop's hardware allows for 1024x768. I have spent quite some time researching answers and tried several different codes in terminal to try and solve this problem with no luck.

If you have any info that could help- i'd really appreciate it.

realzippy
September 9th, 2011, 09:15 AM
Isn't that a Trident CyberBlade graphics?
If so, bad luck.
Please show output from


lspci |grep VGA

Please also attach your
/var/log/Xorg.0.log
file...

mrunowich
September 10th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Isn't that a Trident CyberBlade graphics?
If so, bad luck.
Please show output from


lspci |grep VGA

Please also attach your
/var/log/Xorg.0.log
file...

10-4, it is a Trident Cyberblade-
LSPCI lgrep VGA returns with sets of different codes to enter in in order to view different sets of informations about the graphics system for Trident.

Xorg.O.log returns with returns with quite a bit of info about the Trident Cyberblade and information pertaining to screen resolution but no options to change the settings for max screen res.

realzippy
September 10th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Can you attach the log file?

Have you ever tried to use a xorg.conf file?

Eg:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Horizsync 30.0-60.0
VertRefresh 50.0-70.0
EndSection

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

mrgs
September 10th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Before going further, I would test Lubuntu and Xubuntu 11.04 in a live boot and install the one that works better.

9.10 is a dead-end:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ubuntu_releases#Version_timeline

realzippy
September 10th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Why not simply upgrade to 10.04 LTS ?

mrgs
September 10th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Because it is an old computer and it would benefit from something lighter than a regular Ubuntu.