I just installed 8.10 and now i can't use a 1280x1024 resolution anymore. I could however under 7.10. I went over to amd.com and learned that Ati dropped it's support for the Radeon 7000. The thing is, I don't even know if that's the cause for my problems.
I should mention I'm relatively new to Linux, so besides webtutorials and such I don't have a lot of knowledge when it comes to problemsolving.
What I tried and some info about this config:
(it really is an r7000!)
desktop:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] [1002:5964] (rev 01)
next, i tried
which gave this output:
desktop:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Now, I found this opensource ATI driver tutorial (click!), which says the r7000 is supported by "The open source ATI driver (xserver-xorg-video-ati)". Don't know whether or not I'm using this already... However, at some point the guide says:
desktop:~$ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
which obviously isn't the case at all in my situation. This leaves me very uncertain about how to follow the guide, or even whether following or not it is a good idea. Can anyone please help me out a bit?
It should look like this:
Identifier "Radeon 9600"