Linux Modeline for full-screen MBP goodness

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by mcg, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. mcg

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    Hey folks,

    Here's what I did to get 1440x900 full-screen resolution working with a Linux guest OS (CentOS 5, to be exact). I manually edited the xorg.conf file, and added the following Modeline to the Monitor section:

    Modeline "1440x900" 108.84 1440 1472 1880 1912 900 918 927 946

    Then in each "Display" subsection of the "Screen" subsection, I added "1440x900" (including the quotes) to the list of resolutions on the "Modes" line. I put it first.

    Things worked like a charm after that!

    I have attached the entire xorg.conf file to this post for you. Just use it to replace /etc/X11/xorg.conf (though I would back up your old one just to be safe).
     

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  2. jakubpawlowicz

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    Thanks mcg!
    xorg.conf you've posted works perfectly for me (on Fedora Core 4).

    Regards,
    Jakub
     
  3. brettw

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    I''m still on B4 but this modeline works to get fullscreen on Solaris as well .....
     
  4. nhand42

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    Autodetection didn't work?

    No modeline was necessary for Xorg 7.0 on Debian; specifically package xserver-xorg_7.0.14. The 1440x900 mode and matching modeline was autodetected by the VESA driver. I'm not disputing that you needed a modeline, and your modeline is obviously helpful to others based on the replies in this thread, it's just that I'm curious that the autodetection didn't work for you.
     
  5. mcg

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    Believe me, I'm curious too. Which monitor type did you select? I wonder if that makes a difference. I did the 1440x900 LCD panel.
     
  6. nhand42

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    I chose the VESA driver, ensured that the ddc and int10 modules were loaded, clicked 1440x900 in the resolution list, and then chose Simple -> 17" for the monitor selection. Worked first go.
     
  7. mcg

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    OK, you're above my pay grade now. I don't know how to insure that the ddc and int10 modules are loaded.
     
  8. iandrea

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    Hi there, which modeline should I use for my MacBook 1280x800 sreen res?

    Thanks,

    Andrea
     
  9. iandrea

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    Ok, found by myself.

    Under fedora core 4.
    I just used the visual tools: System Settings -> Display / Hardware, Monitor Type: LCD Panel 1280x800

    then the screen resolution can be changed to 1280x800.

    cool!
    Not getting a great performance in full screen though.
    Andrea
     
  10. aroux@videotron.ca

    aroux@videotron.ca Bit Poster

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    Did change the lines in xorg.conf but I can't save the modifications... any advice ?
     
  11. buzzdat

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    you need to have appropriate permissions to write to xorg.conf; try "sudo [editor] xorg.conf" and you should be able to save. If you are in the sudoers group. Or log in as root if you still run that way...
     

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