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[SOLVED] Not able to get 1280x1024 screen resolution anymore
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Uten

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Dec 2013, 16:34    Post subject:  [SOLVED] Not able to get 1280x1024 screen resolution anymore
Subject description: (by power failure) Need sugestions to figure out whats wrong.
 

Hello,

All of the sudden I can't get 1280x1024 screen resolution anymore. I have been on this computer setup a couple of weeks. Running precise 5.7.1. I was really thrilled to see that it booted into a 1280x1024 screen resolution from th cd the first time I tried it.

Normally I run a frugal installation from the HD. I have been quite happy with this setup. Yesterday I booted gparted_live to see of it would be able to shrink a trouble some windows XP NTFS partition on a troublesome disk. I was not able to with gparted on puppy. No success, and the same errors were reported by bparted_live as in puppy.

Now, after rebooting again I got trouble with the screen resolution. If I recall right the first run even indicated that something has gone wrong as I got cluttered icons and wrongly formated/displayed text. Another reboot later and the things are fine except for the fact that I can only run with a screen resolution of 1024x768. It's yhe same if I run from cd or with pfix=ram from the frugal installation.

Anny suggestions on how I can track down what went wrong? Suggestions on how to verify/test/check the graphics card is also welcome as my gut felling is that something went wrong with it.

My specs:
Code:
 
# lshw -sanitize
computer                 
    description: Mini Tower Computer
    product: SCENIC P300
    vendor: FUJITSU SIEMENS
    version: SCEP
    serial: [REMOVED]
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.31 dmi-2.31
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=mini-tower uuid=[REMOVED]
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: D1521
       vendor: FUJITSU SIEMENS
       physical id: 0
       version: S26361-D1521
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: FUJITSU SIEMENS // Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
          physical id: 0
          version: 4.06  Rev. 1.05.1521
          date: 03/12/2003
          size: 104KiB
          capacity: 448KiB
          capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 15.2.7
          slot: CPU
          size: 2660MHz
          capacity: 2800MHz
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 533MHz
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up pebs bts cid xtpr
          configuration: id=0
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 5
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 8KiB
             capacity: 20KiB
             capabilities: burst synchronous internal write-back data
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 6
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 512KiB
             capacity: 512KiB
             capabilities: burst internal write-back unified
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 21
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 512MiB
          capacity: 2GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
             physical id: 0
             slot: DIMM-1
             size: 256MiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
             physical id: 1
             slot: DIMM-2
             size: 256MiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 01
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
          resources: irq:0 memory:e0000000-efffffff
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:16 memory:d8000000-dfffffff memory:d0000000-d007ffff
        *-usb:0
             description: USB controller
             product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:16 ioport:1000(size=32)
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 3.2.48 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@2
                logical name: usb2
                version: 3.02
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
        *-usb:1
             description: USB controller
             product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:19 ioport:1400(size=32)
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 3.2.48 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@3
                logical name: usb3
                version: 3.02
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
        *-usb:2
             description: USB controller
             product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: uhci bus_master
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:18 ioport:1800(size=32)
           *-usbhost
                product: UHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 3.2.48 uhci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@4
                logical name: usb4
                version: 3.02
                capabilities: usb-1.10
                configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s
        *-usb:3
             description: USB controller
             product: 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:23 memory:d0080000-d00803ff
           *-usbhost
                product: EHCI Host Controller
                vendor: Linux 3.2.48 ehci_hcd
                physical id: 1
                bus info: usb@1
                logical name: usb1
                version: 3.02
                capabilities: usb-2.00
                configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usb
                   description: Mass storage device
                   product: Cruzer Fit
                   vendor: SanDisk
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: usb@1:1
                   version: 1.26
                   serial: [REMOVED]
                   capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi
                   configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=200mA speed=480Mbit/s
        *-pci
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
             version: 81
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
             resources: ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:d0100000-d01fffff
           *-communication
                description: Serial controller
                product: HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem
                vendor: Rockwell International
                physical id: 5
                bus info: pci@0000:02:05.0
                version: 01
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm 8250 cap_list
                configuration: driver=hcfpcihw latency=64
                resources: irq:17 memory:d0100000-d010ffff
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 8
                bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
                logical name: eth0
                version: 81
                serial: [REMOVED]
                size: 100Mbit/s
                capacity: 100Mbit/s
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=[REMOVED] latency=66 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
                resources: irq:20 memory:d0110000-d0110fff ioport:3000(size=64)
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
        *-ide
             description: IDE interface
             product: 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ide bus_master
             configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
             resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:2800(size=16) memory:20000000-200003ff
        *-serial
             description: SMBus
             product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: driver=i801_smbus latency=0
             resources: irq:17 ioport:1c00(size=32)
        *-multimedia
             description: Multimedia audio controller
             product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=0
             resources: irq:17 ioport:2400(size=256) ioport:2000(size=64) memory:d0080c00-d0080dff memory:d0080800-d00808ff
  *-scsi
       physical id: 1
       bus info: scsi@2
       logical name: scsi2
       capabilities: scsi-host
       configuration: driver=usb-storage
#

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Dec 2013, 02:01    Post subject:  

Run from cd with boot option puppy pfix=ram

What happens?

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Dec 2013, 08:29    Post subject:  

As I stated above.
Quote:
It's yhe same if I run from cd or with pfix=ram from the frugal installation.

That is the part (I don't get 1280x1024 back, only 1024x786) that worries me regarding my hardware. But then again, I have seen similar behavior on another computer. At the time I thought some hardware was fried. And uhh, my glasses required me to use bigger fonts anyway. So I did not do anything to get the better resolution back. But when testing a tinycore installation I did get the the better resolution. I think I will try that this evning and see if I can find anny diffrences in loaded modules (i915 vs i810 ?) and xorg.conf.

Now I really need it back as I need the real-estate to be able to work properly.

Anny ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Dec 2013, 09:12    Post subject:  

Check the cable and connections??
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Dec 2013, 14:42    Post subject:  

From your last post.
Not sure if you did as I asked?

Boot the live Puppy CD using boot option puppy pfix=ram

This makes sure you do not use any save files, while booting the CD.

I am trying to see, if something could be wrong with the save file, of your frugal install or your Puppy.sfs file.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Dec 2013, 13:16    Post subject:  

Post the content of /etc/X11/xorg.conf , and /var/log/Xorg.0.log , please .

Xorg.0.log is pretty huge, better attach as .bz2 or .gz or .zip file .

Puppy has some code to fallback to use the vesa xorg driver instead of the native one ( intel in your case I guess ) , if it does not find the driver in the expected location - and not to print a message about it .

Another problem might occur, if all of a sudden the kernel driver does not load as before by changed options : Look into /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf --file .
Quote:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
vendor: Intel Corporation


BTW installing HAL for lshw might break some things .
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Uten

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jan 2014, 18:53    Post subject:  

Sorry I'm so late following up on this. life intervened and then Christmas was all over me.

I have played around with some other distributions to see if I could figure it out. None of them, except tinycore, was able to run Xorg with 1280x1024. Tinycore turned out to run xvesa and was able to run with 1280x1024.

I use this computer only from time to time. But it has a decent screen And from time to time I need bigger real estate than the laptops can give.

To cut it short. Yesterday we had a power failure while the computer was on. When I booted it today.... Voila, to my surprise 1280x1024 screen resolution! Running from ram (pfix=ram) or with an old save file.

bigpup and Karl Godt. Thanks for your interest, suggestions and advice. bigpup I did as you asked both before my first post and before my second. I'm sorry I did not manage to communicate this in a good fashion.

I have attached the xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log from the system as it runs now (kernel=/precise5.7.1/vmlinuz pmedia=idehd psub=precise5.7.1 pfix=ram) for later reference.

My i915.conf
Code:
# cat /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf
options i915 modeset=1


My loaded modules (as fare as I can see there is no difference from when I was forced to run with 1024x768)
Code:
# lsmod|grep i915
i915                  261511  2
drm_kms_helper         17644  1 i915,[permanent]
drm                   118878  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
video                   9503  1 i915
i2c_algo_bit            3635  1 i915
i2c_core               12450  5 i2c_i801,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
intel_agp               7916  1 i915
intel_gtt               9123  3 i915,intel_agp
button                  3298  1 i915
#


lshw returns the same (according to diff) as in my first post.

Best regards
Uten
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