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Re: [gNewSense-users] Autodetect Screen Resolution

From: Jason Self
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Autodetect Screen Resolution
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:24:28 -0700

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Sam Geeraerts<address@hidden> wrote:
> Jason Self schreef:
>> I can't see to get my monitor to run at full resolution. (I seem to be
>> stuck at 1600 x 1200 even though the max should be 1920 x 1200.)
>> To provide some background, what I'm working with is an ASUS
>> EAH3450/DI/256M Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
>> HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Ready Video Card.
>> My research indicates that the Radeon HD 3450 is considered RV620 and
>> needs the radeonhd driver to run at full resolution. So I run sudo
>> aptitude install xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd and obtained version
>> 1.1.0-1.
>> My research indicates that Ubuntu 8.04 (on which gNewSense is based)
>> uses autodetects hardware:
>> so it seems that X should now auto detect the radeonhd driver, but I'm
>> still stuck at 1600 x 1200 even after a full system restart.
>> I've also tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure -plow xserver-xorg but was never
>> prompted for which driver to use.
>> I've run out of ideas and I'm hoping that someone might have some input.
>> A copy of my xorg.conf can be found at
>> A copy of my X log can be found at
> X has come a long way, but my experience is that it's still far from
> perfect. It seems that in your case it's still using the vesa driver. Try
> changing your xorg.conf Device section to:
> Section "Device"
>        Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
>        Driver          "radeonhd"
> EndSection

Thank you. I attempted that. After rebooting a message appeared
stating that the system was booting into low resolution mode. The X
log file is Hmmm....

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