It is an old HP6410b compaq laptop with an intel video card (GM965/GL960) that can do 1280x1024 UI2 without alpha blending (at least on 10.04).
When AvWizard came up in 12.04, I had a couple of issues-
- Firstly, when selecting an option from the initial screen resolution, connector, frequency page and pressing next (or enter), it can take a really long time to show the screen where you have to confirm. Like 8 minutes! Any idea what's going on there? That's, of course, tricky, because you tend to be doing something else so catching the "yes it's ok" bit in 10 seconds is tricky.
- Secondly - 1280x1024 doesn't seem to work any more. I select it because it's definitely what I had previously, but
when it "tests" it, the screen is oversized - ie lots of the buttons are offscreen. I went through with it anyway, because
I figure maybe there's something quirky about avwiz and I could guess my way through blindly having done
it so often ;-) But then when I finally get to a running system it's the same problem - the menu bar is offscreen.
And when I check the monitor it says it's receiving 1024x768, not 1280x1024 which I chose.
I can confirm that in webadmin the media director video settings are 1280 1024/60.
I can't see any Xorg.conf file. Do we use one anymore? How to troubleshoot?
- And then finally, just a question - Does the frequency still matter in the AVWiz screen setup? Especially for LCD screens? Is there a default? I'm assumig 50 or 60 Hz? Will it make much difference? Should one experiment with these?
Thanks in advance