Intel 915G Can't get 1680x1050 to work

Andrew J. Barr andrew.james.barr at
Sat Apr 28 08:54:23 PDT 2007

On 4/28/07, mrfarm at <mrfarm at> wrote:
> I saw your post trying to help Mr. Rankin on the archives.
> Did you ever get the problem solved?
> I have an emachines computer with Intel 915G card and a Samsung 225BW
> monitor with 1680x1050 resolution. I have tried many different
> distributions of Linux, even going so far as to try and get help from
> Xandros. Even they can not figure it out.
> I have tried all the resolution fixes as you have with no luck. I have
> just installed the latest Feisty Fawn version of Ubuntu and installed
> the most recent versions of  xserver-xorg-video-intel and
> xserver-xorg-core, but it still does not work correctly.
> Even though it shows that my resolution is 1680x1050x60, it really is
> not. In the past it would be at 1024x768 or some other 1.33 ratio
> instead of 16:9 or 16:10 ratio. Now it is able to run at 1400x1050
> according to the actual signal being received by the monitor.
> Any help you can give would be most appreciated.

Two pieces of information would help:

1) the version xserver-xorg-video-intel you have.
2) the contents of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file when trying to start
the X server at the resolution you want.

> Sincerely,
> Rick Williams
> Misty Ridge Farm
> Viroqua, WI

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