low resolution sis graphic card crt monitor karmic

Asked by hormosapiens on 2010-08-13

fujitsu siemens scenic n320 desktop with crt monitor 17".
lspci: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter

this is my xorg.conf:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Configured Video Device"
 Driver "sis"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Monitor "Configured Monitor"
 Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

if i use sis driver i have max 900X690 resolution
if i use vesa driver its even lower.

i have been trying all that's around forums but with no success.

can you help me//
thanks a lot.

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hormosapiens
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2010-08-13
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2010-08-13

Try:

Section "Device"
Identifier "SiS"
Driver "sis"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Plug and play"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-96
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "SiS"
Monitor "Plug and play"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Should be ok.

hormosapiens (hormosapiens) said : #2

actionparsnip thank you very much. the xorg.conf you proposed did all the magic :)

first i log out and the monitor just got black and gave me this info

"higher frequency"
H 91.1 khz
V 85.0 hz

i freaked out... i went to tty1 and shutdown -r now :):)

once it reboot i could see all the resolution i wanted. ::)):):))))

thanks again.

Ilija Mitev (iksimkd) said : #3

Hi guys!

I have this same problem with the resolution on my FujitsuSiemens V5535! I've tried the xorg.conf that actionparsnip posted above but it makes no difference, i still can't get higher resolution than 800x600, and as i can see there are two (2) driver files for the graphics card in usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers. I don't know what am i doing wrong, i'm not that new in linux, i've used Edubuntu in school computers, i have ubuntu 10.04 installed on my desktop computer and there everything works amazing, but here on my laptop this resolution problem got me of my nerves. I really really would like someone to help me solve this stupid problem and tell me what am i doing wrong! Thank you very much and i will be waiting for an answer!