Resolution problem

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th0m

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Hello,

I have problem with Trisquel 7, 32 bits.

I have Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. The maximum resolution is 1280x800, but i can't choice this resolution. I have 2 choices 800x600 and 1024x768.

I don't have this problem on Trisquel 6.
The videocard is ATI x1400.

I tried to modify xorg.conf but the computer restart in console mode.
I tried to update linux-libre but i lost wifi.
I tried to install resolution changer but i can't add this one to the menu bar.

lspci -vmmnn :

Slot: 01:00.0
Class: VGA compatible controller [0300]
Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] [1002]
Device: RV515/M54 [Mobility Radeon X1400] [7145]
SVendor: Dell [1028]
SDevice: Device [2003]

Thank you very much !

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If I properly understand the page 157 of ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/Common/inspiron-6400x_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf then your processor includes an Intel 945 GM graphical chipset. If you can use it, you will have much better performances (including 3D acceleration, video decoding acceleration, etc.) for a reduced power consumption. One way i to physically remove the AMD video card.

But check first that you indeed have the Intel graphical chipset. The 'lspci' command should list it.

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Are all Intel graphics cards free-software-friendly?

If not, is there a list somewhere that shows which are (or are not) free software friendly?

lembas
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I believe the powervr based cards aren't free software friendly, here's a list of those http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Intel_graphics_processing_units#PowerVR_based

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This is a problem with the newer AMD drivers forcing KMS, which requires nonfree microcode. It would be good to use the Intel chipset, but otherwise you can try downgrading some packages.

th0m

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I think the computer don't have graphic chipset :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV515/M54 [Mobility Radeon X1400]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

Michał Masłowski

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It's an old enough Radeon for the approach from
https://trisquel.info/en/forum/trisquel-70-flash-disk-and-amd-raedonlimited-resolution
to possibly work: unblacklist the radeon module from /etc/modprobe.d,
run update-initramfs -u and reboot.

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Hi,
I too had a similar problem. Max resolution is 1366x768 but Trisquel shows only 1024x768. Video card is ATI Mobile radeon 4570

$ lspci | grep 'VGA '
VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v]

Tried commenting blacklist radeon on /etc/modprobe.d/disable-radeon.conf. But problem not yet fixed.
Xorg log file http://pastebin.com/gzShtZB0

Any Solution

Thank you
Vishnu V

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Did you remember to run this after un/commenting?

sudo update-initramfs -u

I believe it's needed,

th0m

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It seems to be that, i will try tonight !

Thank you very much.

th0m

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It's working ! Thank you very much !

But videos on VLC or Totem not work as well.

My video card is "Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe"

th0m

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Any idea ?

Thanks!

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I upgraded to 7.0 and could never get the video issue solved with my Radeon. Ended up going back to 6.0.

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As far as I know getting native screen resolution with recent kernels and ati crap is simply not possible..
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