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Old 20th January 2005, 08:11 AM
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step-by-step instructions for getting 1280x800 to work on dell 700m

hey ya'll, i was wondering if someone could give me step by step instructions on how to get the 1280x800 resolution to work on my insprion 700m -- i have read MANY forums that say to get the patch, change the xorg file, etc, but I am obiously not doing it right, and I am VERY new to linux (but need to learn to use it for class now) so I need step by step instructions on how to go about doing this, i really don't know how to do much in linux

please help me out!
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Old 20th January 2005, 08:46 AM
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In your case there is no step by step to your question but we have answer and suggestions.

1. If you think you icons are to big to can go to >preferences >more preferences >file management and select your icon's view default from 100% to 25%.

2. You can configure your video settings to obtain 1280x800 resolution. Open terminal and type:
Code:
system-config-display
select the HARDWARE tab and click on configure under your monitor and same applies for video card.

3. Go all the way to the top of menu and select GENERIC LCD display select >lcd panel 1280x800 and use the driver and see if that helps.

4. Make sure you select correct video drivers. If you dont you may not be able to login again. Make a backup of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf before you make any changes. Now reboot.
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Old 23rd January 2005, 06:57 PM
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hello,
i have a 700m and this is what i did.
go to dell.com and upgrade your bios. A31i think is the latest. you have to do the upgrade under windows. edit your xorg.conf like so:
under section monitor:
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
ModeLine "1280x800" 98.9 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 833 -hsync +vsync

and under section screen:
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

get the 855resolution patch. patch thusly:
./855resolution 34 1280 800

that should work. works for me.
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Old 19th February 2005, 09:48 PM
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I tried what you said. Doesn't work for me. I think the video card is set to 1280x800 mode. However, it seems Fedora still thinks it's 1024x768 so that it just the 1024x768 pixels on the top left side.

By the way, I checked dell website and they offer A02 as the newest bios update for 700m. A31 is for inspiron 1100.

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Originally Posted by bijoux
hello,
i have a 700m and this is what i did.
go to dell.com and upgrade your bios. A31i think is the latest. you have to do the upgrade under windows. edit your xorg.conf like so:
under section monitor:
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
ModeLine "1280x800" 98.9 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 833 -hsync +vsync

and under section screen:
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

get the 855resolution patch. patch thusly:
./855resolution 34 1280 800

that should work. works for me.
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Old 8th November 2005, 03:18 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bijoux
hello,
i have a 700m and this is what i did.
go to dell.com and upgrade your bios. A31i think is the latest. you have to do the upgrade under windows. edit your xorg.conf like so:
under section monitor:
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
ModeLine "1280x800" 98.9 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 833 -hsync +vsync

and under section screen:
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

get the 855resolution patch. patch thusly:
./855resolution 34 1280 800

that should work. works for me.
where can i get the 855 resolutin patch?? thanks
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Old 14th January 2007, 08:05 AM
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Dell Inspiron 1100 problems

Hi,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 and have updated the BIOS to A32. This does not seem to improve the display though. The display option offers me two supported monitors - a generic monitor and a generic LCD monitor and neither are selectable (the OK button is greyed out).

I installed the i915 driver, and the 845 patch but could not manage to get it to work. During boot I get the message "could not calculate location to patch".

I did try configuring the xorg manually but the solutions I found only made the x unable to start so I reverted to the initial config.

Any ideas?

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