Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89557
redhat-config-xfree86 does not set the correct screensize for dell inspiron 8500
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
The dell inspiron comes with the following screensizes:
15.4-inch Dell UltraSharpTM WUXGA active-matrix display with a resolution of
1920 x 1200, 16 million colours.
15.4-inch Dell UltraSharpTM WSXGA active-matrix display with a resolution of
1680 x 1050, 16 million colours.
15.4-inch Dell UltraSharpTM WXGA active-matrix display with a resolution of
1280 x 800, 16 million colours.
I got the model with the 1680X1050 screen, and I cannot get Xcongif to use this
correctly. I've ended up using the 1600 X 1200 resolution but this is not a good
solution(menus fall outside the screen etc).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try installing RH9 on an inspiron ;-)
Please take a look here:
Xconfigurator is not part of Red Hat Linux 9, and is not supported in
Red Hat Linux 9 either. We stopped shipping Xconfigurator in Red Hat Linux 8.0
Sorry, added bug to wrong component.
redhat-config-xfree86 gets it's list of supported resolutions from pyxf86config
with the xf86config.XF86SupportedResolutions() call. Changing components.
xf86config.XF86SupportedResolutions() is the magnificient:
return [ "640x480", "800x600", "1024x768",
"1152x864", "1280x960", "1280x1024",
"1400x1050", "1600x1200", "1920x1440"]
Do you want me to add 1920x1200, 1680x1050 and 1280x800 to it?
CCing bfox so he can see the question I added.
Yes please :) If you generate a new rpm I'll be happy to test it.
I guess so if those resolutions are going to be increasingly available in
mainstream laptops. It makes the list of resolutions a bit long, but I guess
that can't be avoided.
Fixed in 0.3.6. Will be in rawhide soonish.