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Re: [SLE] Setting resolution on widescreen laptop
  • From: Jerry Westrick <jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 12:11:17 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604121211.17864.jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sorry, it as a patch for intel video bios...

On Wednesday 12 April 2006 11.14, Jerry Westrick wrote:
> I once had to patch the vesa bios to allow SUSE to get 1400x800
> resolution on a toshiba laptop.. It seams the bios did not have
> a Vesa setting for it, and therefor SUSE would not choose this
> resolution.
>
> There was a mini program that copied the vesa bios to memory,
> and made the patch. It needed to be run before X-Widnows...
>
> Unfortunately, I no longer have nor remember
> what/where the program is...
>
> Maybe this hint will help you find it in Google...
>
>
> Jerry
>
> On Wednesday 12 April 2006 10.38, Marius Roets wrote:
> > > Check out the Acer Laptop page on the wiki, I wrote a guide for
> > > installing the ATi driver and setting up the screen there.
> > >
> > > http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/Acer
> > >
> > > Also look at:
> > >
> > > http://en.opensuse.org/ATI_Driver_HOWTO
> >
> > Hi David,
> > Thanks, but I already tried this before I posted. Main problem is that
> > my card (X1400) is not supported by the ATI drivers yet. You also
> > mention this in your article. The result of installing the driver is a
> > nice blank screen.

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