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screen resolution problem on Trident XP4m32 graphics card

Asked by Spencer Miller on 2010-08-14

I'm using a Toshiba Tecra M1 running a dual boot xp/ubuntu 10.04. When I load ubuntu my monitor isn't recognized on the monitors utility and it restricts my resolution to 800X600, which leaves a large black border around my screen with a little window in the middle.my monitor is capable of 1024X768. I have the Trident XP4m32 graphics card. Is there any way that I can at least get the lower resolution to fill up the whole screen?

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-10-19
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2011-10-19
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2010-08-14

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display

Thanks

Spencer Miller (spencerd313) said : #3

  *-display UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: CyberBlade XP4m32
       vendor: Trident Microsystems
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 91
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: agp agp-2.0 pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=8
       resources: memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:efc00000-efffffff memory:e0000000-e7ffffff memory:dfff8000-dfffffff memory:28000000-2803ffff(prefetchable)

If you run:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and paste this text:

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

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Configured Monitor"
 Option "DPMS"
 HorizSync 28-80
 VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Monitor "Configured Monitor"
 Device "Configured Video Device"
 DefaultDepth 24
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 24
  Modes "1024x768"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

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

Save the fhe, close gedit and reboot. If the new setting is bad you can boot to root recovery mode and rename the file.

Spencer Miller (spencerd313) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Thank you, this xorg.conf helped to fix screen resolution on my Doudou Linux 2.1 (based on Debian 6)