Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on my Laptop (Acer Travelmate 661 LMi) with 915resolution

Hi, first I am sorry for not writing for so long, but I had an oral eximination (history of right) which is my “favourite” subject ;-). Ahhm … and I failed.

Now I have a bit of free time I installed Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on my laptop. I wanted to let all the old stuff behind because I had backed up the data earlier, so I did not use the migration assistant. (Hey migration from Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake was possible 😉 ) The first thing that annoyed me was, that Ubuntu still does not support the screen resolution 1400×1040 out of the box. I knew 915resolution from the past so I wanted to use it again. Installation of 915resolution:

  1. The first thing is to get 915resolution from universe.
    sudo apt-get install 915resolution I thought: Wow everything is fine, it detected my screen resolution and automatically patched it. So I restarted the X-Server with Ctrl Alt but the old resolution was still used.
  2. So I patched it manually. sudo 915resolution 3c 1400 1050 Note: You should call 915resolution -l before and replace 3c with a resolution you will not use.
  3. To test it press Ctrl Alt to restart the X-Server. For me this worked and I had a clear 1400×1050 resolution on my desk.
  4. Because you need to patch this everytime you restart your laptop you should automate this task:
    1. Open an editor with root privileges (eg. sudo gedit).
    2. Insert the following lines:

      #!/bin/bash 915resolution
      3c 1400 1050

    3. Save it as /etc/init.d/resolutionfix.sh
    4. To make the file executable do the following:
      sudo chmod +rx /etc/init.d/resolutionfix.sh
    5. Now insert the script into the start sequence:
      sudo update-rc.d resolutionfix.sh defaults

Now you should get you desired resolution on every boot.


5 Responses to “Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on my Laptop (Acer Travelmate 661 LMi) with 915resolution”

  1. 1 misconfiguration May 7, 2007 at 11:16 am

    This is a wonderful guide, it’s nice to see some step-by-step instructions on an issue I was trying to resolve. Thanks a lot for taking the time to post this!



  2. 2 jamm1n May 19, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    this is great! – I have been mucking about with this for a while now (dapper / edgy / feisty on a 17″ inspiron 9400.)
    now i am on feisty studio (it rocks!)
    * on install ‘studio asks for the screen res you want to be able to support.
    – I ticked every one up to my max res (1440 x 900)

    * on first boot x-server crashes as normal,
    -so I download and install 915resolution, restart and all is well.

    THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE NOW is that now I cant drop the res down. It is locked on 1440 x 900 … I think this is what is stopping me from running tremuous 😦 i think i need 1024 x 768. BAAAD NEWS.

    when doing sudo 915resolution -l it looks as though I don’t need to patch anything – it all looks in order(?) am i missing summin?

    wish I had learned ubuntu before windows…….. its dulled my brain

    t.i.a 🙂

  3. 3 Rudi August 27, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Thx for this tutorial!
    Ubuntu is now working in my Travelmate 661 too

  4. 4 KidVegas October 25, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you!! I’ve searched high and low to fix this and it was so simple with your directions.

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