22" HP Monitor not working properly

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Musty, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Musty

    Musty New Member

    I have an HP w2207h monitor (22") which works fine under windows XP pro SP2 with an ATI Radeon 2400 HD. as I only want to use this monitor with both the XP box and my server (Fujitsu Siemens Primergy Econel 100 - with ATI Rage XL as Video card.) I have to switch from one computer to another using KVM.

    The problem is that under fedora 7 I only get a portion of the screen (about 75%) that shows on the left. The remaining 25% is black.

    During boot, the monitor always auto adjust (or at least tries to) to 1680x1050, but always ends up as described above.

    I have tried to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to force the 1680x1050 to load but always get 800x600 instead after logging out and then in.

    I googled the problem the whole afternoon without success. At the ATI website, they do not have any Linux driver or suggestions for the problem.

    If anybody had the same problem and sorted it out, or has a suggestion how I recover my full screen using the resolution I want, I would appreciate it much if they could communicate that.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the output of
    Code:
    lspci
    ?
     
  3. Musty

    Musty New Member

    Hi Falko,

    This is the output :

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Server DRAM Controller (rev 01)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    01:07.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)

    Thanks
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  5. Musty

    Musty New Member

    Thanks Falko for taking the pain to look for a driver. I've been there and there are only drivers for XP and Vista.

    Couldn't it be something to do with Xorg.conf? Here it is :


    Thanks again for your time
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Try to replace SubSection "Display" in the Screen section with this:

    Code:
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth                1
                    Modes                "1680x1050"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth                4
                    Modes                "1680x1050"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth                8
                    Modes                "1680x1050"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth                15
                    Modes                "1680x1050"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth                16
                    Modes                "1680x1050"
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth                24
                    Modes                "1680x1050"
            EndSubSection
     
  7. snafilter

    snafilter New Member

    Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9 ES1000

    Just to let you know that i'm in the same boat with Ubuntu. However I should point out that my Fedora 9 Preview release installation found the card as ES1000 and the display on it is awesome. I can't get my LCD to 1280X1024 in Ubuntu but it's the default in Fedora.

    So I wouldn't say that there are no linux drivers; just that Ubuntu doesn't have them. Sucks too because I want to try and switch from Fedora to Ubuntu, but i'm not too keen on 1280X800
     
  8. stephenb

    stephenb New Member

    Ubuntu 8.04 + HP Server with ATI ES1000

    Yes, I've got pretty much the same problems with ES1000. However, I can get 1280X1024 with Hardy. But it doesn't fit my widescreen, so I use 1280x960.

    Here's some of what I have in xorg.conf:

    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    	HorizSync	30-83
    	VertRefresh	56-76
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier "ATI ES1000"
        Driver "ati"
        ChipID 0x515a <- changing the e to a here improved things for me!
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier	"Default Screen"
        Device		"ATI Technologies Inc ES1000"
        Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth	24
        SubSection "Display"
              Depth		24
    	#Modes		"1680x1050"
    	#Modes		"1600x1200" 
    	#Modes		"1440x1050"
    	#Modes		"1440x960" 
    	#Modes		"1280x1024" 
              Modes	        "1280x960"
          EndSubSection
    EndSection
    The screen resolution was small and the rendering was old-fashioned looking until I found the idea of changing the ChipID. I also added the HorizSync and VertRefresh rates as specified in Xorg.0.log at the same time. Maybe that helped as well. The strange thing is that I'm getting a resolution of 1680x1050, which is my first entry but hashed out!

    The trade off with this is that programs like Stellarium don't run.

    Maybe someone with the know-how to port the Fedora driver for Ubuntu? It's a real shame that Ubuntu can't manage driver support for the ES1000, which is practically a standard in many servers.
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008

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