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    Question HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Hi.

    I found this probable solution to my problem - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107412#c3

    but... I'm not familiar enough with Linux to understand how to do the thing. I'd greatly appreciate help in this matter, thanks.

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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Hello yaveton,
    Please show the results between the code tags...
    Code:
    uname -a
    lsb_release -a
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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Linux yaveton 4.15.0-88-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 11 20:12:47 UTC 2020 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
    Release: 18.04
    Codename: bionic

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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    What the reference says is that you may have a file located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf , and that you can modify it by adding the suggested lines to the file. Just in case you don't have the file, you can still create one. This is how it's done.... (Don't copy the crunch (#) or anything to the right of it)
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf 	# opens the file for editing with superuser - be careful
    Using your mouse highlight and copy the following lines; paste them inside /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "FP-1"
        Modeline        "1024x600_60.00" 49.00  1024 1072 1168 1312  600 603 613 624 -hsync +vsync
        Option          "UseEdidDpi" "False"
        Option          "PreferredMode" "1024x600_60.00"
    EndSection
     
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen 0"
        Device          "VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC]"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
               Depth   24
               Modes   "1024x600" 
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Code:
    Ctrl+O    # saves the file
    Ctrl+X    # closes the file and exits
    Recommended reading: http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Hi, I did as you've told me. The result is my screen looking like this: https://imgur.com/a/6pmT0rg


    Compared to 1024x768: http://imgur.com/a/2saGy0Z


    I don't think it should look like this, and the bottom part of the desktop is going below the screen.
    I tried to change the value from 1024x600_60 to 1024x600 and 600x1024, to no effect.

    Although I "learned" how to use the laptop with this bug, I'm still looking for answers.

    I'm really thankful for your reply and help.
    Last edited by yaveton; March 8th, 2020 at 06:25 PM. Reason: mixed up links

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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Well, it was worth a try.
    I have an Acer ZG5 netbook about the same age, but my has intel graphics so I never had that issue.
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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Did you use tabs or spaces while creating xorg.conf?
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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    @mrgs Thanks for pointing this out.
    Did you use tabs or spaces while creating xorg.conf?
    I copied the lines of code from the reference in the original post, https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107412#c3 then pasted them in an open Mousepad window where I removed the '>' symbols then pasted the lines into the middle code box of Post #4. I then advised the OP to copy and paste those lines.
    I honestly can not tell you if they are tabs or spaces. I sort of knew that yaml files were space sensitive, but I did not realize configuration script files were also.
    Cheers,


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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Hi @him610 @mrgs .

    I tried copying the commands to xorg.conf from the site itself, to the same result.

    I tried to just rewrite the commands, using Enter, then Tab as spacer, and in both cases the result was GUI not loading: https://imgur.com/a/hrvW1Jo

    Removing content of xorg.conf using Nano fixes the problem.

    Again, thanks for your time.
    Last edited by yaveton; March 10th, 2020 at 11:30 AM.

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    Re: HP Mini 2133, OpenChrome wrong resolution (1024x768 instead of 1024x600)

    Good.
    I'm not sure that I understand why but anyway: If the problem is solved please mark the thread so.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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