[SOLVED]Monitor resolution problem

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[SOLVED]Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 19:56

I've been seeing this a lot on the fourms, but I don't have the technical skills required to use most of the solutions that are reached. I have a Samsung RC512 laptop, and Debian will not allow me to use the preferred resolution of 1366 x 768. I'm fairly sure it's a xorg configuration problem, but I don't know how to fix it. Thanks for helping out a newbie.
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby 4D696B65 » 2011-11-28 19:59

What is the output of
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lspci | grep VGA
What driver are you using?
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 20:04

Thanks for the fast response.

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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)


As for drivers, I'm not sure how to find them. I'm a bit of a Linux newbie. I previously had Ubuntu 11.04 install, and jumped ship after the whole GNOME 3 fiasco on 11.10. The monitor worked fine then. I also have a nVidia GeForce GT 525M chip, but I don't think it ever gets used by Linux because I don't game on this OS.
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 20:40

So, it looks like backporting a new kernel should fix it? Is that a very involved process? I just don't want to break anything while I'm doing it.
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby 4D696B65 » 2011-11-28 20:43

Getting a backport kernel is as easy as installing any other package. Just follow the instructions here.
http://backports-master.debian.org/Instructions/
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 20:48

4D696B65 wrote:Getting a backport kernel is as easy as installing any other package. Just follow the instructions here.
http://backports-master.debian.org/Instructions/


Okay, so which kernel should I use? At the moment I'm using Kernel Linux 2.6.32-5amd64.
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 21:19

So far so good until I run into this:

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I can't figure out how to get around this. There doesn't seem to be any sort of way to tell it to allow me to proceed.
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby 4D696B65 » 2011-11-28 21:23

Use the tab key to highlight 'OK' and press enter
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 21:25

4D696B65 wrote:Use the tab key to highlight 'OK' and press enter


Oh. Thanks. :oops:
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Re: Monitor resolution problem

Postby Number3124 » 2011-11-28 21:30

Problem solved on the reboot. Fantastic! I can look at my screen without my eyes coming out of my head! Thanks.
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Re: [SOLVED]Monitor resolution problem

Postby 4D696B65 » 2011-11-28 21:32

Glad I could help. Have fun. :D
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