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Acer 4061 Screen Limitation

I'm using Mandriva 2006 and the max res that I can get on my Acer 4061 laptop is 1024x768 which apparently quite a common problem for laptops running Linux.

I found a hack that will overcome this limitation: 915resolution. The README is quite straightforward, the program needs to be run under root, before X starts. n

n<p>nThe trick is how to do this automatically everytime you boot. I choose to make a service that will be run when the system boots. I created a script called 915solution on /etc/rc.d/init.d directory. Below is the script:n</p>n<div>n<pre>n#!/bin/bash
# 915solution this script will take care of
# starting 915resolutio
#
# chkconfig: 2345 11 90
# description: 915solution
# processname: 915solutio

prog=”915solution”nstart(){
915resolution 38 1280 800
}nstop(){
echo “well, why not try ps aux and kill instead?”
}ncase $1 in
start)
start
;;
stop)
stop
;;
*)
915resolution -h
RETVAL=1
esac
exit $RETVAL
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