I have a:

Compaq 610 VC275EA 15,6" WXGA i CELERON T1500

and I installed Fedora 14 on it. Everything is great, except one: the aspect ratio of the screen is not very good :\


00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GME965/GLE960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GME965/GLE960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)

Can someone please say, that it cannot be fixed, or say: yes, it could be fixed, do xy, read xy, etc. :\ This is an issue for me for months now.. :\ Please help

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    Please include system information and other relevant bits directly in your post rather than via an external link (with bit.ly or otherwise). The external resource might vanish after a while, making the question useless to future visitors with the same problem. – mattdm Mar 15 '11 at 12:36
  • "body is limited to 30000 characters; you entered 141757" – LanceBaynes Mar 15 '11 at 13:13
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    well, yeah, please don't include all of that, but summarize the important parts. Linking to a further gigantic dump after doing that is also okay (but hopefully unnecessary.) – mattdm Mar 15 '11 at 13:15

From your linked information, it appears you have an Intel GME965 integrated graphics controller. It appears the driver for that isn't working and you're getting the generic VESA driver. I suspect you're hitting this bug:


This suggests that the installer (incorrectly) put a nomodeset line in /boot/grub/grub.conf. Edit that file (carefully) and remove that word wherever it appears.

Then, reboot and everything should Magically Just Work. (If that doesn't, try also removing any xorg.conf — rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf, so that X starts with its defaults and automatic detection.)

  • thanks, i will try these 2 things out, but that will be in ~april. Thank you!! – LanceBaynes Mar 15 '11 at 13:11
  • @johnny8888: what will be in April? This solution should work now. – mattdm Mar 15 '11 at 13:16
  • i mean i could only sit next to this pc in april. – LanceBaynes Mar 15 '11 at 13:18
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    @johhny I'd recommend moving as a safety precaution, mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.my_safety_blanket – penguin359 Apr 14 '11 at 18:27

I changed two files to fix this:

  • /boot/grub/grub.conf -- Remove nomodeset
  • /etc/X11/xorg.conf -- Replace vesa with intel

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