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Video Bios Hack (915resolution) Samsung X20 XVM 1730 V
  • From: Thomas.Rammer@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 19:04:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060430190415.5bf89v5ds0gko4ok@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi all,

I hope that this is the right list for my purpose, if it?s not, it would be very kind if you could give me a hint which list my topic could belong to.

Notebook: Samsung X20 XVM 1730 V
max. screen resolution 1400 x 1050
graphic ?card?: intel 915 chipset

Operating Systems:
Suse Linux 10.0 Professional
Windows XP Home

Problem description:
Not possible to run 1400 x 1050 resolution using Suse Linux (but working very well in WinXP). Maximum possible resolution using Suse 10.0: 1280 x 1024

Most likely method of resolution:
A tool called 915Resolution to perform an Intel Video BIOS Hack. A HOWTO can be found at for Samsung X20 it can be found here (very similar laptop to mine, but not exactly the same).

Up to now attempts:
I already downloaded and installed the 915resolution tool and pasted the line ?915resolution 5c 1400 1050? to /etc/init.d/boot.local (as the second link suggests for automated calling the tool on startup).
Till this point everything seems to be okay because after rebooting and testing the automation of setting the configuration parameters in line 5c (of 915resolution) via typing ?915resolution ?l? it returns 1400 x 1050 which is right for my display. The xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf was also already modified like described in the second link by myself.

The problem I?m facing at the moment is that whether I got something wrong with my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file changes or I missed something in the whole HOWTO because if I follow the instructions ?resolution ?l? outputs 1400 x 1050 but the actual resolution of the screen it still 1280 x 1024. If I try to change something in the xorg.conf file then sometimes the Xserver cannot be started up at all or it starts up with the 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Does someone have a detailed HOWTO for E X A C T L Y my laptop series (Samsung X20 XVM 1730 V)? Or did someone already solve the problem on a Samsung X20 and could send me his xorg.conf file ? not matter which Samsung X20 it is exactly that the file comes from as long as it runs with the same intel chipset I think. I would for sure try all files I?d receive as well as any other suggestions to solve the problem, because I am really sick of this 1280 x 1024 resolution compared to the one I achieve in WinXP at the moment?

You?d really help me a lot!!
Thanks to all who read this long mail and sorry for any circumstances.

With best regards

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