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Author Topic: Screen resolution and package management  (Read 1427 times)
johnnytheswede
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« on: August 24, 2013, 09:45:03 am »

Hi,

I am totally new to VectorLinux and I just installed Vlocity 7.0 on a Dell Latitude E6530.

I do not know how to get better resolution in XFCE than 1024x768, (the monitor is capable of 1650x1050) and I would very much appreciate some guidance in how to have more resolution modes to chose from.

Below are my lsmod and lspci's as root:

Code:
lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0154 (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0166 (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e31 (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e3a (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e2d (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 1e20 (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e10 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e12 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e14 (rev c4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e16 (rev c4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e1a (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Device 1e26 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 1e55 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 1e22 (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
0b:00.0 SD Host controller: O2 Micro, Inc. Device 8221 (rev 05)


Code:
lsmod:

Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   59500  3
snd_seq_dummy           1391  0
snd_seq_oss            26235  0
snd_seq_midi_event      4980  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                45720  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          4785  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            33705  0
snd_mixer_oss          13185  2 snd_pcm_oss
speedstep_lib           2647  0
acpi_cpufreq            5303  0
freq_table              2171  1 acpi_cpufreq
mperf                   1139  1 acpi_cpufreq
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     22210  1
snd_hda_codec_idt      48291  1
dell_wmi                1445  0
ppdev                   5267  0
uvcvideo               54692  0
snd_hda_intel          20407  4
i2c_i801                7518  0
videodev               67418  1 uvcvideo
parport_pc             18051  0
dell_laptop            10148  0
lib80211_crypt_tkip     7474  0
wl                   2548024  0
v4l2_compat_ioctl32     8095  1 videodev
dcdbas                  5088  1 dell_laptop
sg                     22677  0
i2c_core               17738  2 i2c_i801,videodev
parport                26593  2 ppdev,parport_pc
evdev                   8710  14
processor              25951  5 acpi_cpufreq
wmi                     7827  1 dell_wmi
thermal                 7994  0
video                  11411  0
snd_hda_codec          71464  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
thermal_sys            12938  3 processor,thermal,video
battery                11187  0
sdhci_pci               9961  0
ac                      3257  0
button                  4490  0
sdhci                  19651  1 sdhci_pci
intel_agp              10518  0
snd_hwdep               5690  1 snd_hda_codec
intel_gtt              12367  2 intel_agp
mmc_core               67772  2 sdhci_pci,sdhci
snd_pcm                64462  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
agpgart                24452  2 intel_agp,intel_gtt
hwmon                   1289  1 thermal_sys
snd_timer              16589  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
cfg80211              137758  1 wl
snd                    50723  18 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
e1000e                126714  0
soundcore               4864  2 snd
rfkill                 14138  2 dell_laptop,cfg80211
snd_page_alloc          6355  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lib80211                3461  2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl


I also have another question, does VectorLinux/Vlocity have any package manager or do we need to use raw tarballs?

Best regards
Johnny
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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 12:35:20 pm »

According to the specs on that laptop resolution available are:

1366X768
1600X900
1920X1080

I do not see that resolution you mention available.

You can try following this post.

HTH

Bigpaws
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MarkGrieveson
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 11:37:54 am »

Try Menu/Settings/Display for changing the resolution.  For package management, try Gslapt (available at Menu/System/Gslapt Package Manager).
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I am using VL7.0 standard with XFCE
elija
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 02:16:14 am »

In order to set my laptop's resolution correctly, I had to manually edit the X configuration file and reboot.

(Sorry pressed enter instead of backspace!)

I had to make the following changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and of course you should back the original file up before messing with this file!

From:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver      "vesa"
    #VideoRam    4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

To:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver      "intel"
    #VideoRam    4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

From:
Code:
   Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

To:

Code:
   Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1366x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1366x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1366x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes "1366x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

Of course the actual driver and resolution that you need may vary.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 02:21:55 am by elija » Logged

less is more, but more more than more is, so more is less less, so use more less if you want less more.
overthere
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 03:19:12 am »

also under /menu/settings you will find "settings manager" which includes display for setting resolution and many other settings such as Desktop for wallpaper and screen-saver, etc.

when you first open the /menu/system/gslapt package manager you will be prompt for your root password when the package manager opens, first click the update button to update the package cache prior to your search.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 03:20:59 am by overthere » Logged

Everything Is Relative
elija
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 06:29:11 am »

I should have added that the changes to xorg.conf add the additional resolutions to the dropdown mentioned by overthere
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M0E-lnx
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Posts: 3179



« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 06:45:01 am »

For package management, try gslapt from the menu or from a terminal
Code:
vsuper gslapt
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