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T42: Detect screen resolution in Linux

#1 Post by Akko » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:45 am

I installed Zorin-9-lite on an old T42 and it works like a charm. :lol:
However it runs only with VESA 1024x768.

I am "only rather sure" to remember that in its bygone XP-days it showed a SXGA+ 1400x1050 resolution.

How can I check whether it has really SXGA+ (w/o reinstalling XP) ???

Thanx in advance!

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Re: T42: Detect screen resolution in Linux

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:57 am

Welcome to the forum!

What is the 7-character model number of your T42, located on the same sticker that holds the serial # and the production date on the bottom of the laptop?
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Re: T42: Detect screen resolution in Linux

#3 Post by Dekks » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:52 am

or get the inxi program from your distros repo and run inxi -gv
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Re: T42: Detect screen resolution in Linux

#4 Post by Akko » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:15 am

The sticker says: TYPE 2373-L1G S/N L3-10R7K 06/06

The graphics chip is an ATI Mobility Radeo 7500
The CPU is a Pentium M 1.7 GHz
The BIOS version is 1RETDOWW (3.20) dated 2/27/2006

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Re: T42: Detect screen resolution in Linux

#5 Post by Cigarguy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:30 am

^^ That machine came with a XGA screen so the OS is reporting properly.

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Re: T42: Detect screen resolution in Linux

#6 Post by Akko » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:39 am

Thank you for your kind support.

I also let inxi -G run, same result.

Nevertheless the T42 is a "good old workhorse". I am glad to see it revived with Lubuntu, or Zorin-OS now.

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