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Re: FC7: 1680x1050 screen resolution on thinkpad T61 with Intel 965GM X3100 video chipset.

Pete Huckelba wrote:
Globe Trotter wrote:

----- Original Message ----
From: Pete Huckelba <redhat stata com>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2007 11:56:13 AM
Subject: Re: FC7: 1680x1050 screen resolution on thinkpad T61 with Intel 965GM X3100 video chipset.

Globe Trotter wrote:
--- trendle <no-reply-gw fcp surfsite org> wrote:

I have a similar problem with a 1680x1050 lcd monitor and fc7.
Agreed! And I have the opensource intel.....which installed perfectly with
xubuntu. Wonder when it will work out of the box with fedora.....

btw, i filed a bug report: no one has assigned it yet, so this is really low
priority, looks like.

i filed it under 915resolution. anything else that would be more apt?


rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
yum -y install 915resolution

Then add to the bottom of /etc/rc

/usr/sbin/915resolution 3a 1680 1050 24

and reboot.

Thanks for the above. I uninstalled 915resolution using yum, and then went through the steps above. To no avail. I was not able to get the higher 1680x1050 resolution....

Any further suggestions? Btw, I wonder why we need the livna repo. I did follow the above advice word for word, though.

Many thanks,

My bad -915 is in extras, not livna; not to mention x3100 is their new video chipset, invalidating the 915 hack. Have you taken a look at http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org/index.html?


The new F7 intel video driver from:

Section "Device"
       Identifier  "Videocard0"
       Driver      "intel"

Seems to handle the new X1300 in 2D mode just fine.
3D is still a no go. (locks the system)

Dell Inspiron 1420N has the same new intel mobile chip set.

Sound, however, did not work and required a fresh build of the alsa kernel drivers and libraries. So support of this new intel platform is upstream, and should work out of the box in Fedora, soon.

see Justin's Blog here:


Here is the meet of alsa fixes for the new intel mobile chipset:

# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
# yum install mercurial
# cd /usr/src
# mkdir alsa && cd alsa
# hg clone http://hg-mirror.alsa-project.org/alsa-driver alsa-driver
# cd alsa-driver
# hg clone http://hg-mirror.alsa-project.org/alsa-kernel alsa-kernel
# ./hgcompile && make install
# echo options snd-hda-intel model=3stack > /etc/modprobe.d/sound
# modprobe snd-hda-intel
# system-config-sound (test it)

# reboot (to make sure it sticks, or if the test before didn't work)

For networking, the new kernel ( has both the wired and wireless covered, and so all that is needed is the firmware:

# yum install iwlwifi-firmware

The only known (to me) issue left with the new intel chipset is suspend.

Hibernate works perfectly, but suspend on Fedora comes back at brightness 0 (dimmest setting) and cannot be altered. An additional suspend without reboot will cause the old no screen, no keyboard problem. Normal fixes for that do not work.

Good luck!

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