[SATLUG] Need more resolution choices
wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 20 20:10:56 CST 2008
Starting back in August, many of you helped me with this problem. This
post is only to close that question. It turns out that a blind hog can,
eventually, find an acorn.
I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 on a computer with an Asus mother board with VIA
K8M890 (Chrome 9) video. After all else failed, I set out to use a VIA
Linux driver. The first challenge was to pick the correct one; none of
the numbers exactly matched mine. I finally downloaded
'Linux-FBDev-kernel-src_2.6.00.03a,' got the readme, picked the section
that seemed to apply, and started work. I got as far as
'/usr/src/drivers/video/via/Linux-FBDev-kernel-src_2.6.00.03a$' before I
got completely stuck and had to abandon the effort - I just didn't
understand what I was to do.
Then I set off to adopt a new video card, per Ed's suggestion, below. I
opened my box and discovered the video is integrated into the mother
board. What to do? I downloaded the mother board manual. No help
there. Before seeking your help, I thought to try rebuilding xorg.conf
using 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg.' I restarted and, lo
and behold, I had 1024x768, just what I wanted. I have no idea why.
Now, my Ubuntu is almost completely functional. Thanks to all.
> Andrew Pickens wrote:
>> Othniel Graichen wrote:
>>> In viewing this thread, most responders were concerned about your
>>> I think that you seem to have a decent monitor. At least one that
>>> communicates back to the video card what its' name is and what its'
>>> capabilities are.
>>> WHAT KIND OF VIDEO CARD DO YOU HAVE?
>>> Find out. If you really have to use the VESA mode on your card, then
>>> are limited to VESA resolutions.
>>> Its time to replace at least your video card with something newer --
>>> you think? I'm not saying to go out and buy a new nvidia card for
>>> $150 but
>>> you can pick up a descent video card for $5-$10 at Goodwill or at a
>>> How much is it worth for you to solve this issue permanently?
>>> Othniel Graichen
>> I'll spend a few bucks if it will solve the problem. I bought a new
>> wireless card when I couldn't get WiFi working, only to find out the
>> problem was that ndiswrapper wouldn't install a 32-bit driver in
>> 64-bit Ubuntu.
>> My computer was built in March 2007. The video card is VIA K8M890
>> (Chrome 9) integrated video. The monitor is Dell M780, an old CRT
>> that works fine.
> In that case, you might wanna try an ATI or an Nvidia card and use their
> drivers. I've had good luck with ATI cards using their restricted
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