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    Question No native resolution option; also partition issue

    I have a Toshiba NB305 laptop, and when I run startx, my highest resolution option is 800x600, not 1024x600 (which is the native resolution). I have an Intel GMA 3150 integrated GPU. Is there any known way to fix this? I did some searching and found people with the same problem.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...g-problem.html
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...-one-532h.html
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...esolution.html

    I found these threads, and a few others, of people having the same issue as me. They seem to have different laptops but the same video chipset. I tried all the things included there, including downloading various drivers and packages. I guess there's just no way for the resolution to be fixed until Backtrack includes support for it in a future version? Is there any sort of custom driver I could try?

    Note: partition issue resolved.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by falseteeth; 08-02-2010 at 06:43 AM.

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    Default Re: No native resolution option; also partition issue

    Please post us the output of "lspci".
    Log out of the GUI and type in:
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     dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    Reboot and if that doesn't work type in:
    Code:
    fixvesa
    Regarding your hard do you still have the partition with the Ubuntu ? If yes you need to modify the grub.conf
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    Default Re: No native resolution option; also partition issue

    Thanks for responding.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...g-problem.html
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...-one-532h.html
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...esolution.html

    I found these threads, and a few others, of people having the same issue as me. They seem to have different laptops but the same video chipset. I tried all the things included there, including downloading various drivers and packages. I guess there's just no way for the resolution to be fixed until Backtrack includes support for it in a future version?

    Anyway, the output of lspci pertinent to this are:

    Code:
    Host bridge: Intel Corporation Pineview DMI Bridge
    VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller
    I know from the specs that the actual model is GMA 3150, though.

    I typed in the reconfigure command and reconfigured everything, with no difference.

    To boot, most of the time I have to type "fixvesa" before doing "startx" otherwise I get a "no screens" error. It seems to run okay after I do fixvesa, with the exception of there not being my native resolution of course.

    Thanks again for going through the basic solutions for this, but I think you'll find that it's unfortunately a widespread and deeply-ingrained problem. I doubt anything short of some sort of custom driver upgrade/install, or integrated support for the video controller in the next release, would fix it.

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    Anyway, as for the partition issue, I do seem to still have the original Ubuntu partition. Forgive me as I'm quite new to Linux in general, but how do I modify grub.conf? I don't see the file in /boot/grub/

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    Default Re: No native resolution option; also partition issue

    Howtoual Boot Backtrack and Ubuntu - Offensive-security.com

    One other thing does the Live CD boot at your normal resolution ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Howtoual Boot Backtrack and Ubuntu - Offensive-security.com

    One other thing does the Live CD boot at your normal resolution ?
    No, I have the same problem with the Live CD, and am forced to do fixvesa with the Live CD as well.

    As for dual booting...that Wiki article you linked was made in 2007, and doesn't seem to apply to my problem.

    menu.lst shows my sda5 partition (which contains my original Ubuntu 10 install) as
    title 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic' --class ubuntu --
    Below it are 2 similar things, except one has (recovery mode) at the end, and the other is Linux 2.6.32-21-generic.

    If I try to boot to any of them, I get an error saying "File not found." The partition definitely still seems to be on my hard drive though.

    I have resolved the partition issue.

    The resolution is still a problem though. Is there any way to get it to display the proper resolution? Any sort of driver or package I can try?

    So is there no other fix for this?
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 08-03-2010 at 02:53 PM.

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