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Default Video Resolution on Mini 10 under Lucid - 09-12-2010, 02:15 PM

Greetings from VA.

I recently migrated my Dell Mini 10 to Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) Netbook remix, as I run 10.04 on my desktop systems and love it. I got everything loaded and working, but cannot figure out how to get the full screen resolutions, as it defaults to VESA, video performance sucks.

I've tried the forum guides listed out under jaunty,...but to no avail. Does anyone out there have a tested set of steps to load drivers for the GMA500 chipset under lucid 10.04??

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated !!

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Default 09-12-2010, 07:06 PM

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Greatly appreciate the lead. Was able to add the gma500 repository and install the poulsbo 2D, 3D and config with no errors....but after reboot my Mini 10 is still only showing VESA 800x576. Are there any additional tweaks to the xorg.conf that need to be made, or a process for manually forcing the gma500 drivers to be used??

Again, greatly appreciate the help and advice!

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Default 09-12-2010, 08:05 PM

A custom modeline may enable you to run at native res. even with the crappy driver. The custom modeline can go in xorg.conf, or you can add a custom mode and change on the fly via the xrandr utility. See here for some ideas: How to add higher video resolution in Ubuntu 10.04 (UNR on EEE1101HA) - Super User. Also, try reading the manuals for the xrandr and cvt utilities ("man xrandr" or "man cvt" in a terminal).


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Default 10-03-2010, 05:02 PM

Something must have gone wrong with the install. Its a long install after you run the two command line inserts.

I just did the same install on my 1010 and it runs perfect except for the video playback which is noted in the side notes. I used Linuxlive USB and installed 10.04 to a 8gig USB drive. So far it has been outstanding (except for the video). Linuxlive allows you to save modifications to the OS and save files on the USB drive along with the OS.

I chose this method of install to protect my XP configuration (which I have tweeked alot and don't want to risk losing) from a conflict with Linux on the same drive. fdalbor


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