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daemonhunter743

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Re: 640x480 with Via driver on install
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2010, 12:56:30 pm »
Well I am still getting a few glitches.   Every so often (usually after a reboot)  I get vertical scrolling lines going down my screen.   Lowering the resolution and setting it back again seems to correct it , but it is annoying.  Plus when I enable the window manager tweaks the frequency of this issue increases substantially and I even start getting booted out to the user login screen.

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Re: 640x480 with Via driver on install
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2010, 06:20:54 pm »
See if commenting out the DRI lines at the bottom of xorg.conf is any help. Also wonder if this is the reason for the 16-bit depth suggestion.
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daemonhunter743

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Re: 640x480 with Via driver on install
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2010, 03:52:15 pm »
Oddly enough it stopped when I tried enabling DPMS and it turns out it works properly on my 2133 Mini Note and the vertical line  issue has not occurred since I enabled DPMS.  Not sure why.  Either way I think we have this resolved.

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Re: 640x480 with Via driver on install
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2010, 07:28:48 pm »
I have a Mini Note 2133 with VIA onboard video.  When I install VL 6.0 Standard Gold and select the VIA driver for a 8.9 (which is what the 2133 has) inch screen the installer window takes up so much space I have to use the scroll bars and then once the install is complete and I boot into the xfce desktop I end up with a screen resolution of 640x480 and there are no other resolutions available in the display settings.   If I select the setting for a 15 or 17 monitor during install I get 1024x768 which is useable.   

My question is does anyone know why the VIA driver will only give me 640x480 and is there a way I can get at least 1024x768 to work with the VIA driver?
Did you install the drivers for this hardware? :'(

daemonhunter743

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Re: 640x480 with Via driver on install
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2010, 08:33:57 pm »
That is affirmative. :-)   I have the openchrome driver for my VIA onboard video installed and working perfectly now.