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La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:41 pm

Hi! I've installed Ubuntu 8.04 at my La1703 and got a problem. The screen resolution is far too high, so the image seem to get on outside the screen... In my opinion, it looks like the system can't detect the screen. For example, when I run fglrxinfo I get "No protocol specified Error: unable to open display (null)", and when I try to change the resolution graphically, it says that there is no screen detected and can't find any. And my xorg only contains this:
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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "se"
EndSection


Why why why... Anyone with the same problem? How should I fix this?

One more thing; The first time I installed Ubuntu, I got the right resolution automatically, but had some other problems so I thought I'd be better to redo the whole thing, and so this happened. Have tried reinstalling many times now and it isn't getting me anywhere...
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:44 am

Is this your whole xorg.conf?
There is missing a lot of data (including the sections defining your monitor, video card and screen).

If there is really nothing more I recommend you to give Ubuntu a third try since obviously something went wrong during installation and fixing the problems (maybe more than only your xorg.conf) might take a lot of time.
Before you reinstall Ubuntu make sure to delete all the old data (reformat the partitions).
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:24 pm

hikaru wrote:Is this your whole xorg.conf?
There is missing a lot of data (including the sections defining your monitor, video card and screen).

If there is really nothing more I recommend you to give Ubuntu a third try since obviously something went wrong during installation and fixing the problems (maybe more than only your xorg.conf) might take a lot of time.
Before you reinstall Ubuntu make sure to delete all the old data (reformat the partitions).


yES.. Have done that now and get the same problems,
and also I can't turn the computer off, it just freezes...Except my xorg looks like this
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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "se"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizEdgeScroll"       "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Thinking of trying another version of Ubuntu if it would help?
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:49 pm

Please edit the Section "Screen" that it looks like this (you can just copy&paste):
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Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
        SubSection      "Display"
                        Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
After a reboot your screen resolution should be correct.

To solve your shutdown problem please do the following:
1. Switch to another interface by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1
2. log in
3. issue the following command sudo shutdown now
4. carefully watch the screen for lines containing Error or ending with failed
5. restart the notebook
6. look into /var/log/syslog and search for the errors of the last shutdown
7. if they are in the syslog, post your syslog, if they are not post what you have observed during shutdown

Maybe the alternate-CD of Ubuntu 8.04 will do a better job. I wouldn't go for an older version.
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:27 pm

hikaru wrote:Please edit the Section "Screen" that it looks like this (you can just copy&paste):
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Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
        SubSection      "Display"
                        Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
After a reboot your screen resolution should be correct.

To solve your shutdown problem please do the following:
1. Switch to another interface by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1
2. log in
3. issue the following command sudo shutdown now
4. carefully watch the screen for lines containing Error or ending with failed
5. restart the notebook
6. look into /var/log/syslog and search for the errors of the last shutdown
7. if they are in the syslog, post your syslog, if they are not post what you have observed during shutdown

Maybe the alternate-CD of Ubuntu 8.04 will do a better job. I wouldn't go for an older version.


Have tried changing my xorg like you said now but since I can't restart the computer (happens the same thing as when I try to shut it of) it doesn't get saved til the next time I start... When I try to change interface the same thing happens too, the computer freezes sp I can't do this.

However I found some errors in my syslog. Like "PCI: BIOS BUG #81[49435000] found" and "PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:10000@d0000000 for 0000:01:00.0".

Thanks for helping me!
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:49 pm

Ok this happens when I restart
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Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni init: tty4 main process (4537) killed by TERM signal
Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni init: tty5 main process (4538) killed by TERM signal
Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni init: tty2 main process (4542) killed by TERM signal
Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni init: tty3 main process (4543) killed by TERM signal
Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni init: tty6 main process (4545) killed by TERM signal
Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni init: tty1 main process (5479) killed by TERM signal
Jul 21 17:41:39 ninni pulseaudio[5700]: module-gconf.c: Unable to read or parse data from client.
Jul 21 17:44:33 ninni syslogd 1.5.0#1ubuntu1: restart.
Jul 21 17:44:33 ninni kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map-2.6.24-16-generic
Jul 21 17:44:33 ninni kernel: Loaded 27704 symbols from /boot/System.map-2.6.24-16-generic.
Jul 21 17:44:33 ninni kernel: Symbols match kernel version 2.6.24.
Jul 21 17:44:33 ninni kernel: Loaded 14792 symbols from 78 modules.
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:19 pm

It seems like you have two problems. The first seem to be a bad kernel config and the second one seems to be a problem with your audio (maybe as a result of #1).
The kernel problem exists at least since 7.04.

Please try the alternate-CD!
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:49 pm

Okaj I installed another verison and everytings seems OK now! But can't get the sound to work??
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:54 pm

What do you mean with "another version"?
Did you use the alternate-CD, an older release or a different distribution?
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:19 pm

hikaru wrote:What do you mean with "another version"?
Did you use the alternate-CD, an older release or a different distribution?


Debian stable. Hehe sorry for not telling.
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:37 pm

Ok, let's check this list:
1) Do you see a speaker icon next to your clock?
2) If yes, is the sound set to maximum (single click)?
3) Are the audio channels not muted (double click)?
4) Do you hear a beep sequence when you issue the command esd & in a terminal?
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:41 pm

hikaru wrote:Ok, let's check this list:
1) Do you see a speaker icon next to your clock?
2) If yes, is the sound set to maximum (single click)?
3) Are the audio channels not muted (double click)?
4) Do you hear a beep sequence when you issue the command esd & in a terminal?


Yes, yes, no, no...
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:10 am

Then un-mute the sound and everything should be ok.
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby Ggen » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:09 am

hikaru wrote:Then un-mute the sound and everything should be ok.

Mean it's not muted ofc...
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Re: La1703 - detect screen @ Ubuntu 8.04

Postby hikaru » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:34 pm

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