LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Posted Jan 23, 2007 0:16 UTC (Tue) by neilbrown
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The current Intel driver uses the Video BIOS to get mode settings. If your Video bios has bad information, then X will have trouble setting the mode properly.
My new notebook has a 1920x1200 screen, but the vbios doesn't know about that size, only 1600x1200 or 1920x1400. So it isn't exactly Intel's fault
if the hardware manufacturer provides a broken bios.
Fortunately there is a program "915resolution" which "corrects" the VBIOS. I ran it and suddenly 1920x1200 worked just fine.
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