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Re: [SLUG] Edgy Upgrade, LCD screen fails - solved


On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 16:15 +1100, David Gillies wrote:

> >> david> On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 16:30 +1100, david wrote:
> >>>> I've upgraded to Edgy, and beginning to be sorry that I did.
> >>>>
> >>>> So far I've had the following serious problems:
> >>>>
> >>>> * LCD screen is invisible. I've had to use an old CRT. I've no idea
> >>>> what the problem is except that the LCD is not faulty (works during
> >>>> boot until X starts)


> 
> I find when all else fails, its best to just create a new xorg.conf:
> 
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
> 
> It'll backup your old config and create a new one. I've found its pretty
> reliable (well for me anyhow).
> 

Thanks David, that worked and at last I have my LCD back. I have no idea
why it failed in the original install. I also can't see why the old
xorg.conf failed. I was under the impression that xorg would use the
highest resolution that it could, which is 1024x768. (see diff below).




david@test:/etc/X11 $ diff xorg.conf xorg.conf.20061120172426 
103c103
<       Identifier      "IBM9512 T541"
---
>       Identifier      "DELL D1028L"
110c110
<       Monitor         "IBM9512 T541"
---
>       Monitor         "DELL D1028L"
114c114
<               Modes           "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400"
"640x480"
---
>               Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350"
"640x480"
118c118
<               Modes           "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400"
"640x480"
---
>               Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350"
"640x480"
122c122
<               Modes           "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400"
"640x480"
---
>               Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350"
"640x480"
126c126
<               Modes           "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400"
"640x480"
---
>               Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350"
"640x480"
130c130
<               Modes           "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400"
"640x480"
---
>               Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350"
"640x480"
134c134
<               Modes           "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400"
"640x480"
---
>               Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "720x350"
"640x480"