Acer Aspire AS5672 - ATI X1600 gfx, 1280x800 LCD and Xorg?
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Tue Jul 18 22:00:59 UTC 2006
The Acer Aspire AS5672WLMi laptop that I am testing has ATI X1600
graphics inside, and the LCD is a 15.4" WXGA, or 1280x800
With standard Xorg 6.9.0, 'Xorg -configure' selected the 'vesa' driver,
and that gives me a 1024x768 screen mode. It is quite usable, but you
can easily tell by looking at the screen that it is not the native
I have searched the 'net, and judging by what I found it is not
possible to get vesa to go above a 1024x768 screenmode (ok, it is
possible on the Intel 810 and 915 chipsets, but that's another story).
BTW, I would love to be proved wrong on this one.
So I tried Chris Gilbert's port of the FireGL driver, fetched from here:
The installation failed, so I had to manually do a 'make install' in
all subdirectories. After that I configured /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use
the "fglrx" driver, and did a 'Xorg -configure', only to find out that
the driver is too old; it doesn't support the ATI X1600 chipset.
I have attached /var/log/Xorg.0.log, in case anyone wantsto look at it.
Does anyone know if there is a port of a newer driver somewhere?
Any other suggestions for getting a native screen mode on this laptop?
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