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I did not find a Wiki file for the Graphics Chipset 945GM.
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= Native 1400x1050 =
So I decided to write down a brief description here how it works for me in Voodoo 0.8 
 
  
Edit: as of... sometime between the initial writing of this page and now (6 Nov 2007), 915resolution has been added to the community repo, page edited to reflect that change.
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Install the driver for i810.
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to get native 1400x1050 resolution ?
 
 
 
- pacman the driver for i810  
 
 
   pacman -S xf86-video-i810
 
   pacman -S xf86-video-i810
  
- edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
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Edit your [[xorg.conf]] file
  
 
  Section "Device"
 
  Section "Device"
 
     Driver "i810"
 
     Driver "i810"
  
Section "Screen"
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  Section "Screen"
 
       SubSection "Display"
 
       SubSection "Display"
 
                 Depth    16
 
                 Depth    16
 
                 Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "800x600"
 
                 Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "800x600"
  
- download the 915resolution Intel hack tool from the community repo:
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Install the 915resolution Intel hack tool from the community repo:
 
   pacman -S 915resolution
 
   pacman -S 915resolution
  
- logout from startx
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Logout of X (CTRL + ALT + Backspace). Then run:
 
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- run
 
 
   915resolution -l
 
   915resolution -l
select  modes that you want to overwrite, like 49 and 45 in this case.
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Select the modes that you want to overwrite, like 49 and 45 in this case. If your needs differ adjust accordingly.
  
 
   915resolution 45 1280 1024 16
 
   915resolution 45 1280 1024 16
 
   915resolution 49 1400 1050 16
 
   915resolution 49 1400 1050 16
( or something similar like you need )
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- check what you have changed
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Verify your changes:
 
   915resolution -l
 
   915resolution -l
  
More detail: http://www.geocities.com/stomljen
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Start X again a  you will get 1400x1050 and 1280x1024. Remember, you'll want to load 915resolution at startup.
Startx again a  you will get 1400x1050 and 1280x1024 in X.
 
  
- Of course you want to load 915resolution at startup. Edit /etc/conf.d/915resolution:
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Edit /etc/conf.d/915resolution :
 
   # Enter the VBIOS mode to patch
 
   # Enter the VBIOS mode to patch
 
   MODE="49"
 
   MODE="49"
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   RESOLUTION="1400 1050"
 
   RESOLUTION="1400 1050"
  
Then add "915resolution" to the DAEMONS line in /etc/rc.conf
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Then add "915resolution" to the [[Daemons | DAEMONS]] line in /etc/[[rc.conf]].
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= External Links =
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*[http://www.geocities.com/stomljen 915Resolution: Intel Video BIOS Hack]
  
 
[[Category: HOWTOs (English)]]
 
[[Category: HOWTOs (English)]]
 
[[Category: Graphics (English)]]
 
[[Category: Graphics (English)]]
 
[[Category: X Server (English)]]
 
[[Category: X Server (English)]]

Revision as of 15:45, 14 January 2008

Native 1400x1050

Install the driver for i810.

 pacman -S xf86-video-i810

Edit your xorg.conf file

Section "Device"
   Driver "i810"
 Section "Screen"
     SubSection "Display"
               Depth     16
               Modes "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "800x600"

Install the 915resolution Intel hack tool from the community repo:

 pacman -S 915resolution

Logout of X (CTRL + ALT + Backspace). Then run:

 915resolution -l

Select the modes that you want to overwrite, like 49 and 45 in this case. If your needs differ adjust accordingly.

 915resolution 45 1280 1024 16
 915resolution 49 1400 1050 16

Verify your changes:

 915resolution -l

Start X again a you will get 1400x1050 and 1280x1024. Remember, you'll want to load 915resolution at startup.

Edit /etc/conf.d/915resolution :

 # Enter the VBIOS mode to patch
 MODE="49"
 
 # Enter the desired resolution
 RESOLUTION="1400 1050"

Then add "915resolution" to the DAEMONS line in /etc/rc.conf.

External Links