[Nottingham] Dell disappointment

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sun Dec 9 17:19:45 GMT 2007

On Sun, Dec 09, 2007 at 02:49:38PM +0000, Michael Leuty wrote:
> On 09/12/2007, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> > Dell work quite closely with Canonical on the software install. They have
> > also developed their own system for customising installs to take into
> > account the different chipsets in machines, and installing the right bits.
> >
> > Clearly there is a problem with that, whether it's a fault of Ubuntu or Dell
> > it's difficult to tell without more detail from the original poster IMO.
> As it came, the Gnome GUI tool to adjust screen resolution only
> offered three choices, of which the largest was 1280x1024.
> I did: apt-get install 915resolution
> then: sudo gedit /etc/default/915resolution
> and inserted the correct values in
> MODE=Auto
> BIT=
> Log out, Ctrl-Alt-Bksp, log back in.
> Not difficult, but not obvious either.

And not "right" either :)

You should have installed xserver-xorg-video-intel and then changed the 
entry in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from "i810" to "intel",

This would fix it without the fudge of 915resolution.


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