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Patrick McKnight 02-24-2009 12:21 PM

need a few quick pointers on intel 945G video chipset and 1440x900 resolution

Thanks for your response. I apologize for not specifying the version;
I am still using 8.04.2 because of various problems with 8.10.
Perhaps it is time for me to consider upgrading to 8.10.

In the meantime, do you know whether it is possible to use randr or
915resolution for thin clients?

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Mika Pflüger <> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 07:36:53 -0500
> Patrick McKnight <> wrote:
>> I am trying to get my new MSI Wind thin client to work but the i810
>> xorg driver seems to balk at any reasonable resolution for my
>> widescreen lcd panel.
> Uh, why are you using i810? What Ubuntu version are you running?
> For an in-depth discussion of why not to use i810:
>> *While searching the web, I found a solution but
>> it calls for 915resolution (a CLI program that helps resolve the
>> resolution limitations of the intel graphics chipsets) but I have no
>> idea whether to run the program from an xterm on the network or a
>> local xterm (via Ctl+Alt+F1). *Any help - even avoiding the
>> 915resolution hack - would be greatly appreciated.
> The Ubuntu-help page for short (first paragraph):
> "It [the intel driver] is more up to date, has similar configuration
> settings, and, most importantly, you do not need the i915 tool anymore.
> This means your fancy monitor with a strange resolution will work out
> of the box."
> So, maybe consider using the intel driver instead.
> Cheers,
> Mika


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