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X11 on laptop (pavilion dv8130us)

Doug O'Leary
Honored Contributor

X11 on laptop (pavilion dv8130us)

Hey;

I have a new dv8130us. I got linux loaded and running. X11 configuration seems to be a bit of an issue. The Radeon graphics card seems to be configured correctly; however, I can't seem to convince the monitor to go any higher than 1024x768. In order to configure the custom parameters, I need the horizontal and verticle sync ranges.

Would anyone know where I can find that information? Docs w/laptop don't appear to have it; google searches so far have been fruitless.

Thanks for any information/tips/suggestions.

Doug O'Leary

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3 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
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Re: X11 on laptop (pavilion dv8130us)

Shalom Doug,

You are pretty lucky with that chip set to get it to go 1024 by 768.

If generic LCD won't let you go higher, you are done without a driver from the manufacturer.

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Sung Oh
Respected Contributor

Re: X11 on laptop (pavilion dv8130us)

You can download linux driver for your laptop from below URL and install it using sh command

# sh ati-driver-installer-x.xx.xx-i386.run
and follow the installation process.

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894

good luck.

Sung
Doug O'Leary
Honored Contributor

Re: X11 on laptop (pavilion dv8130us)

Hey, all;

Thanks for the replies. I had a driver for the video card; it was the monitor that I couldn't quite get set correctly. I ended up using Fedora core 5 because mandriva was having issues with the dvd writer. Once FC5 was intalled, Xorg -configure worked like a champ to get the screen resoluton where it should be.

I appreciate all the hints/tips/suggestions.

Doug O'Leary

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Senior UNIX Admin
O'Leary Computers Inc
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Resume: http://www.olearycomputers.com/resume.html