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First time with linux.
I have an Esprimo MObile (Fujitsu) laptop.
Tried peppermint 10 live and had a resolution 1080x700 but when i installed themthe only resolution i get is 640x480.
I tried the peppermint setting pannel>hardware>resolution. There is no option.

Please help :-\
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 05:28:31 pm by makis »

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Re: p10 low resolution (640x480) while p10 live 1080x700
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 11:54:03 am »
Hi makis,

Try this: open a terminal window and type this command:

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arandr
In the window that opens click on Outputs and then on the active output that is listed go to Resolution and see if alternate resolution values are presented for you to select. Also in a terminal window, please enter this command:

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inxi -Fz
and post the output back here for us to see.

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Re: p10 low resolution (640x480) while p10 live 1080x700
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 02:21:59 pm »
No option on resolution

The result of inxi -Fz is...

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System:    Host: makis-ESPRIMO-Mobile-V5535 Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic x86_64
           bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: other-vm? System: FUJITSU SIEMENS product: ESPRIMO Mobile V5535 v: V1.03 serial: N/A
           Mobo: FUJITSU SIEMENS model: Z17M2.0 v: V1.03 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Phoenix v: V1.06 date: 05/30/08
Battery    BAT0: charge: 726.2 Wh 100.0% condition: 726.2/48.8 Wh (1487%)
           
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium Dual T2410 (-MCP-)
           cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1482 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.5 )
           drivers: fbdev (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
           Resolution: 640x480@73.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0, 128 bits)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.2.8
Audio:     Card Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: ALSA v: k5.3.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
           driver: sis190
           IF: enp0s4 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (4.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 7.4G (6%)
           fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 595.7/1732.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
Thanx for your help in advance!
« Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 01:06:34 am by spence »

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Re: p10 low resolution (640x480) while p10 live 1080x700
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 02:48:16 pm »
Hi makis,

I'm sorry to say that your computer has a Silicon Integrated Systems graphic card (and a rather old one at that). These are known to be very problematic with Linux. You should try using the Search function of our forum to see if anyone has had luck with this graphics card. Also check (using e.g. Duck Duck Go) the internet in general for linux solutions for your graphics card. If you are lucky then someone else here with experience using SIS cards might be able to help you.

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Re: p10 low resolution (640x480) while p10 live 1080x700
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 03:48:42 pm »
thank you for your time slim.

Do you know if i can reduce the size of windows instead of changing the resolution...

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Re: p10 low resolution (640x480) while p10 live 1080x700
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 05:24:56 pm »
I found this solution ...and it worked !



Yes, it's not the best graphics card ever seen, but it can do 1024x768 in Lubuntu 14.04 all the same, if you force the machine to use the vesa driver.

Create a file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/use-vesa.conf with the following content:

Section "Device"
  Identifier "Configured Video Device"
  Driver "vesa"
EndSection

And that's all. Reboot, and you should have your resolution.

The file can be created with any text editor - if you're not comfortable with the terminal, you'd probably want to use something graphical like leafpad. However, you'd need to be root to have write access to the place where the file is needed.

So, open up a terminal (CTRL + Alt + t) and type "sudo leafpad". You need to enter your password there. I presume you're doing this as the default user so sudo should work and the editor window will open.

Then you can copy & paste the required text into the file and save it to the given location (/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/). The name "use-vesa.conf" is arbitrary, you could also call it "whatever.conf", as long as the .conf bit is in the filename, and the file is saved in the right place, it will work.

Please check whether it works for you.

The link is
https://askubuntu.com/questions/455888/low-resolution-on-lubuntu-14-04-sis