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can't get full screen using Ubuntu 9.10

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I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 , but I cannot get it to use the whole screen .

I tried checking the display settings but it only gives me a mximum 800 x 600 resolution.

the preferences says monitor unknown.

I was reading an article about configuring it to get the full screen but it didn't work for me.

 

can someone tell me how to do this.

I think I may have come across this before and had to download the drivers for it , but I can't remember what I did to get it to work before.

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as always give us some system information.

 

 

run

 

lspci

lspci -vvnn > lspci-vvnn.log

the resulting files should be in home directory after running that, copy and paste them wrapped in code #

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[email protected]:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1644/M1644T Northbridge+Trident (rev 01)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller

00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)

00:04.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c3)

00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 01)

00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]

00:08.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 08)

00:10.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)

00:11.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32)

00:11.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32)

00:12.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller (rev 03)

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade XPAi1 (rev 82)

[email protected]:~$

 

 

i copied and pasted this as well

 

lspci -vvnn > lspci-vvnn.log , but that didn't do anything.

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I thought it could have been a problem with Ubuntu 9.10 , but I re-formatted and installed 9.04 and its the same .

 

also, this laptop is also having problems when I try to use restart. if I shut it down and the power it on , there's no probelm .

Using the restart will shut it down , but it just goes to a black screen after tat and doesn't come back on. I can hear the fan so I know it on , but nothing else.

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I think you just have to go into the package (software) manager and type in "trident" (without the quotes) and it will pull up the driver for you.

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ok, thanks.

 

ok, I found it , now what do I do to get it installed?

 

nevermind , I think I got it.

 

well, I installed the driver but it still didn't work.

anyone know how to address the re-start problem as well?

Edited by Sanford

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i think you'll need to manually edit your xorg file with the correct setting for your screen..

 

this seems to be a good comprehensive guide that covers most problems :- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973

 

:b33r:

 

edit:- looks like kram beat me to it. :lol:

Edited by terry1966

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[email protected]:~$ lspci

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade XPAi1 (rev 82)

[email protected]:~$

i copied and pasted this as well

 

lspci -vvnn > lspci-vvnn.log , but that didn't do anything.

 

 

look in your home folder, you should see the log in there after running the command, i need the log to see if the kernel module is loaded for the device.

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ok, here's that log

 

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ALi Corporation M1644/M1644T Northbridge+Trident [10b9:1644] (rev 01)

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR+ INTx-

Latency: 0

Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel driver in use: agpgart-ali

Kernel modules: ali-agp

 

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller [10b9:5247]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 0

Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0

Memory behind bridge: f7f00000-fdffffff

Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 58000000-580fffff

Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR+

BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-

Kernel modules: shpchp

 

00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller [10b9:5237] (rev 03) (prog-if 10)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 64 (20000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: Memory at f7eff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

 

00:04.0 IDE interface [0101]: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE [10b9:5229] (rev c3) (prog-if f0)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]

Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 64 (500ns min, 1000ns max)

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 255

Region 0: [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]

Region 1: [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled]

Region 2: [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]

Region 3: [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled]

Region 4: I/O ports at eff0

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel driver in use: pata_ali

 

00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device [10b9:5451] (rev 01)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR+ <PERR+ INTx-

Latency: 64 (500ns min, 6000ns max)

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: I/O ports at 1000

Region 1: Memory at 58100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel driver in use: ALI 5451

Kernel modules: snd-ali5451

 

00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+] [10b9:1533]

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 0

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel modules: alim7101_wdt, alim1535_wdt

 

00:08.0 Bridge [0680]: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU] [10b9:7101]

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]

Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Kernel driver in use: ali1535_smbus

Kernel modules: alim7101_wdt, i2c-ali15x3, i2c-ali1535

 

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 [8086:1229] (rev 08)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0003]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 64 (2000ns min, 14000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: Memory at f7efe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Region 1: I/O ports at eec0

Region 2: Memory at f7d00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel driver in use: e100

Kernel modules: e100, eepro100

 

00:10.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac50] (rev 01)

Subsystem: Lucent Technologies Device [12a3:ab01]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 128 bytes

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: Memory at 58101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176

Memory window 0: 40000000-43fff000 (prefetchable)

Memory window 1: 44000000-47fff000

I/O window 0: 00001400-000014ff

I/O window 1: 00001800-000018ff

BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt- PostWrite+

16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus

Kernel modules: yenta_socket

 

00:11.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support [1179:0617] (rev 32)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 168

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: Memory at 58102000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=09, sec-latency=0

Memory window 0: 48000000-4bfff000 (prefetchable)

Memory window 1: 4c000000-4ffff000

I/O window 0: 00001c00-00001cff

I/O window 1: 00002000-000020ff

BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite+

16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus

Kernel modules: yenta_socket

 

00:11.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support [1179:0617] (rev 32)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 168

Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: Memory at 58103000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Bus: primary=00, secondary=0a, subordinate=0d, sec-latency=0

Memory window 0: 50000000-53fff000 (prefetchable)

Memory window 1: 54000000-57fff000

I/O window 0: 00002400-000024ff

I/O window 1: 00002800-000028ff

BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- 16bInt+ PostWrite+

16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus

Kernel modules: yenta_socket

 

00:12.0 System peripheral [0880]: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller [1179:0805] (rev 03)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]

Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 255

Region 0: Memory at 58104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]

Capabilities: <access denied>

 

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade XPAi1 [1023:8820] (rev 82)

Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]

Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-

Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

Latency: 8

Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

Region 0: Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Region 1: Memory at fbc00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Region 2: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Region 3: Memory at f7ff8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

[virtual] Expansion ROM at 58000000 [disabled]

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel modules: tridentfb

 

I'm not sure what all that stuff means , but I see that the last line says "kernel modules : tridentfb"

so , doesn't that mean I installed the package correctly?

Edited by Sanford

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looks like the module is loaded but it appears to not allow a higher resolution.

 

try this https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/x...2491/comments/5

 

scroll down and notice link at bottom, there are exception tips there.

 

this fella fixed his resolution with fbset http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=457433

 

fbset http://i810fb.sourceforge.net/howto/x411.html

Edited by duanester

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duanester, A warning here: 9.10 and ALL the newest distros do NOT even have an xorg.conf to edit! The X sever has changed. So, make sure you're not sending folks on a fools errand with those links to OLD stuff. :lol:

 

I could be wrong-I've not checked it out personally because I have no vid cards/monitors that have given any trouble. :mrwinky:

Edited by John 44

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I don't know Terry. You might find a file like xorg.conf.install, I forget which distro. But even that doesn't control X's settings. I don't now what does.

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it seems you have to manually create an xorg.conf file then edit it john for it to fix any problems. :- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1310691

 

and that's what he'll need to do i think.

 

:b33r:

 

fix:- http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=503...mp;postcount=12

 

full topic :- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=806835

 

or

 

Just try : sudo displayconfig-gtk. You should have the chance to change the monitor, select 1024x768 and then change the resolution as well. It works for me so it should work for you too.

Edited by terry1966

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as I mentioned earlier, I thought it might have been an issue with 9.10 so I went back to 9.04, but it didn't make a difference.

 

I'm just going to try to fix it and stay with 9.04

 

not to get off topic , but any ideas on why the re-start isn't working ?

 

I'll try some of the suggestions and post the results .

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the fix is the same regardless of os number. :tup:

 

edit. xorg.conf file.

 

:b33r:

 

no real idea on restart problem but might be hardware problem like weak capacitor or something. :shrug:

Edited by terry1966

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"Just try : sudo displayconfig-gtk. You should have the chance to change the monitor, select 1024x768 and then change the resolution as well. It works for me so it should work for you too."

 

tried this and it just said "command not found"

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i did my best, never even heard of the card till today :shrug:

 

me neither duan..

 

sudo displayconfig-gtk

does that command work on your ubuntu setup duan?

 

:b33r:

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me neither duan..

does that command work on your ubuntu setup duan?

 

:b33r:

 

 

command didn't work.

 

 

sanford give me the model of the computer and the monitor size and post

 

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

i will try to make you conf file

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