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Bug 66147 - 855resolution-0.3.ebuild (new package)
Summary: 855resolution-0.3.ebuild (new package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Armando Di Cianno (RETIRED)
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-02 12:07 UTC by Gard Spreemann
Modified: 2005-06-19 15:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

855resolution-0.3.ebuild (855resolution-0.3.ebuild,752 bytes, text/plain)
2004-10-02 12:09 UTC, Gard Spreemann
conf.d file (conf.d,760 bytes, text/plain)
2004-10-02 12:10 UTC, Gard Spreemann
init.d file (init.d,589 bytes, text/plain)
2004-10-02 12:11 UTC, Gard Spreemann
init.d file correction (init.d,590 bytes, text/plain)
2004-10-02 12:13 UTC, Gard Spreemann
init.d file correction #2 (init.d,657 bytes, text/plain)
2004-10-11 00:32 UTC, Gard Spreemann
Version bump. 855resolution 0.4 has been released. (855resolution-0.4.ebuild,775 bytes, text/plain)
2005-06-17 04:44 UTC, Gard Spreemann

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Description Gard Spreemann 2004-10-02 12:07:34 UTC

Attached is 855resolution-0.3.ebuild. 855resolution ( is a program by Alain Poirier that allows owners of various Intel 855 graphics card (found in many newer laptops) to change the resolution modes that their cards report. Many people, myself included, have laptops with an LCD screen native to a resolution of 1400x1050, while our Intel 855 graphics cards do not let know that they are capable of operating in such a mode. 855resolution modifies the card's video RAM and replaces an existing useless mode with any mode the user wants. For example I can replace 1600x1200 (which I don't use) with the vital 1400x1050. 
Since it modifies video RAM, the changes go away upon reboot, so I've also made an init script to go with the ebuild.

I do not know which category this program belongs in. My first guess was media-gfx, but I'm sure you can find some better place.

Comment 1 Gard Spreemann 2004-10-02 12:09:01 UTC
Created attachment 40931 [details]
Comment 2 Gard Spreemann 2004-10-02 12:10:23 UTC
Created attachment 40932 [details]
conf.d file

Init config for 855resolution.
Comment 3 Gard Spreemann 2004-10-02 12:11:31 UTC
Created attachment 40933 [details]
init.d file

Init script for 855resolution.
Comment 4 Gard Spreemann 2004-10-02 12:13:28 UTC
Created attachment 40934 [details]
init.d file correction

Init script for 855resolution. Corrected typo.
Comment 5 Gard Spreemann 2004-10-11 00:32:57 UTC
Created attachment 41511 [details]
init.d file correction #2

Corrected some short-thinkedness in the previous version of the init script. My
mind must've skipped a beat or something as I wrote that retval=$? line without
thinking that a failed n'th mode and a successful m'th (where m>n) would result
in an eend 0 ;-)
Comment 6 Scott McKenzie 2004-12-26 20:43:53 UTC
Attached ebuild, config file and init script worked well for me.
Comment 7 Hauser Wong 2005-01-04 06:42:58 UTC
Very nice! I just got a Dell 700m, and thanks to this ebuild, I'm able to get 1280x800 resolution to work.  
Comment 8 Gard Spreemann 2005-05-29 13:57:33 UTC
Bump... about time someone threw this into Portage? Just remembered this today
when I read about some Ubuntu people complaining about the missing 1400x1050
mode, only to notice Ubuntu has 855resolution in its package system.
We can't let them outdo us, now can we?!

I see now that media-gfx probably was a horrible choice of category, by the way.
Comment 9 Gard Spreemann 2005-06-17 04:44:04 UTC
Created attachment 61383 [details]
Version bump. 855resolution 0.4 has been released.

The ebuild is a trivial update to version 0.4. The program itself appears to
have been rewritten from 0.3 to 0.4, so you may want to try it with caution. I
did not experience any problems with it.

The function and operational syntax of the program remains the same, so the old
init.d and conf.d files are good.
Comment 10 Armando Di Cianno (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-19 15:02:25 UTC
I'll happily maintain this package ebuild, as I have a dell inspiron 700m, which
uses the 855GME.

Give me a couple minutes to incorporate your conf.d and init.d files into the
ebuild I had written (boo to me for not checking *first*), and
I'll upload the ebuild (after some more testing).

Thanks for the ebuild/conf.d/init.d files!
Comment 11 Armando Di Cianno (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-19 15:07:47 UTC
You can now find sys-apps/855resolution in portage.