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Windows Vista and screen resolution problem

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    tobias

    After installing Vista on my laptop I was amazed that everything worked! Unfortunately I can only have a screen resolution of 800x600...
    I am running an IBM T41p with an ATI FireGL T2 and the alpha drivers from ATI but I am not able to change to a higher resolution even though my screen supports 1400x1024.

    Anybody else has the same issue??

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    RandyRants

    I don't have a solution as I haven't installed Vista yet, but I thought you'd want to know you run at 1400x1050 (rather than 1024)... I have a T41 and dig the SVGA+ - or whatever it's called this go around - and can't live without it.

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    Simo

    tobias wrote:

    Anybody else has the same issue??


    Maybe... is the adapter being used actualy 'VgaSave' rather than the driver for your chipset?

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=94170

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    tobias

    No, it says FireGL T2 driver..

    Of, course it is 1400x1050 Smiley I was at work and didn't remember correctly!

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    tobias

    Here a screenshot.

     

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    Steve411

    Has ATI released vista specific drivers for that card? (to support a higher resolution, that is)..

    Steve.

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    blowdart

    Steve411 wrote:
    Has ATI released vista specific drivers for that card? (to support a higher resolution, that is)..

    Steve.


    Or is the monitor reporting it can go higher?

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    Cybermagell​an

    Would myself (Using Nvidia) be able to say that since it is alpha it might be the highest resolution your gonna get? I dunno...I would say contact ATI...

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    tobias

    Steve411 wrote:
    Has ATI released vista specific drivers for that card? (to support a higher resolution, that is)..



    CATALYST Beta Driver 1 for Windows Vista beta 1 (code name Longhorn)

    ATI is one of the first graphic providers to make a 64-bit driver that supports the Longhorn Display Driver Model (LDDM) – the Microsoft Vista revolutionary graphic driver standard – as well as the first to provide LDDM drivers for integrated graphics processors. By making LDDM drivers available more than a full year prior to Windows Vista release, ATI provides developers with a stable, feature-enabled and performance-optimized platform for application development. ATI is also the first to provide Catalyst Windows Vista driver feedback via our Catalyst™ Crew Feedback program.

    Instructions: Product series supported:
    • Radeon 9500, 9550, 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
    • FireGL X1, X2, X3, Z1, T2, V3100, V3200, V5000, V5100, V7100
    • FireMV 2200
    • Mobility Radeon 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800
    • Mobility FireGL V3100, V3200, V5000, V5100
    • Radeon Xpress 200, 2000
    https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=19933

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    l0ckergn0me

    I'm having the SAME problem! If you come up with a resolution, let me know - and vice versa! Smiley

    http://chris.pirillo.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/16/1233322.html

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    Manip

    Try removing the plug and play monitor from control panel and restarting.

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    l0ckergn0me

    No go. I've tried everything - including downloading the INFs directly from IBM's site. Even after all that, instead of kicking me up to where I set the slider - it knocks me down to 640x480!

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    Cybermagell​an

    I had a similar problem last night with my Nvidia 5200...the drivers from Nvidia didn't work but the ones from TweakVista did...

    http://tweakvista.com/article38601.aspx

    That is the ATI page. Let me know if that helps.

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    l0ckergn0me

    Nope. Vista won't even install those drivers for me.

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    tobias

    Okay, thanks to Chris, the problem is solved! Here is a how-to:


    So the resolution issue is a little challenging, but not impossible to work-around. The issue has actually been fixed in newer builds of Windows Vista, but until we have one that's broadly available for you to use, you can try the following steps (a little convoluted, but should get you going).
     
    1) Run regedit
    2) Locate HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\(XYZ)\0001, where
    (XYZ) is a GUID with a whole bunch of keys under it (look for
    DALRULE_GETLCDFAKEEDID).
    3) Change the value with DALRULE_GETLCDFAKEEDID to 0.
    4) Reboot.

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    l0ckergn0me

    Tobias and I are the T41p tag team.

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    tobias

    Anybody else cares to join? Wink
    Seriously, who else uses a IBM T41p with Vista?? Probably not more than 20 people worldwide....

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    Larry​Osterman

    l0ckergn0me wrote:
    I'm having the SAME problem! If you come up with a resolution, let me know - and vice versa!

    http://chris.pirillo.com/blog/_archives/2005/9/16/1233322.html


    I don't know if it works, but it's worth a try....

    Bring up the display CPL, click on Settings, then the "Advanced..." button.

    On the "Monitors" tab, clear the "Only display resolutions my monitor supports" and set the refresh frequency to something other than 60Hz (say 85Hz).

    Now go back to the settings page.  It might unlock the higher resolution options.

    That's what I did to get higher than 1Kx768 on my test machine this afternoon (I just figured it out), ymmv.

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