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[Bug 954244] Re: Native resolution not supported on Sony P
Same problem here with a Mini12. It was actually worse, because in addition to my resolution not being available, I initially had a black panel (although VNC'ing in looked just fine.)
I used PPA "ppa:gma500/emgd-1.8" to get the downgraded Xorg and such, and then "ppa:jools/emgd-xorg1.9" provides an upgrade to emgd-1.10 for Natty (which is not supported by the standard emgd-1.10 PPA).
I needed one patch -- in
/usr/src/emgd-1.10.2209/emgd/drm/emgd_drv.c I replaced all instances of
"2,6,38" with "2,6,39". I don't know if the emgd source is wrong or the
Ubuntu source is modified, but emgd tries to pass 2 parameters to
several calls that in Ubuntu's 2.6.38 only take one.
The short of it is I think the panel-detection code is completely
shot. In my case it didn't detect my resolution, didn't have the
resolution as a choice, and also mis-detected the panel's bit depth and
I ended up with a working screen. It was convoluted though. I
downloaded EMGD from Intel, unzipped it, ran the exe in wine (since they
zip a windows executable for some dumb reason.) I went into the
extracted directory, in plugins/Pre_Packaged.Drivers_1.10.0/Linux/. I
did a "tar -zxvf IEMGD_HEAD_Linux.tgz". I went into
IEMGD_HEAD_Linux/Utilities. I untar'ed CED-Lite.tgz. If you load CED-
Lite/index.html there's a nice web page-based thing that'll make an
xorg.conf for you. (I hope Intel doesn't mind) I attached CED-Lite for
your convenience, since it's SUCH an unholy pain to get to in the
default package. 90MB download, and wine, to pull 1MB of web pages and
Since I had a mini 12, I had to specify 1280x800 (to get the
resolution right), I *also* had to specify 18-bit single-channel panel
or I had a blank screen. (24-bit single channel looked all psychedlic,
and choosing a dual-channel mode kept the screen black.) This writes
"xorg.txt" in your home directory. I moved it into
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-emgd.conf and restarted. Close but not
quite right. I went into System->Administration->Monitors and selected
1280x800, it had picked 1280x1024 for some reason. It remembered the
setting and now everything is cool.
** Attachment added: "CED-Lite.tgz"
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Native resolution not supported on Sony P
Status in Intel® Embedded Media and Graphics Driver (Intel® EMGD):
The native resolution on the Sony P is 1600x768. I'm currently only
able to set my resolution to 1366x768. I'm running the following:
kernel: 3.0.0-16 (i386)
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