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Author: Ludovic Bellière
To: Haines Brown
CC: Dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Chimaera install: only low resolution video
Hello Haines,

Your issue isn't about the graphic card, but probably linked to your screen. I
do not know what a Gigabyte Z590 machine is, and can't look it up at the moment,
but I would suggest that you'd research compatibility feedbacks for your
hardware. You'll find something if the machine is being used by members of the
FOSS community and there are serious issues.

On the other hand, make sure that all firmware and drivers for your hardware are
installed. To do that, make sure you have enabled the non-free and contrib
channels in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Then install firmware-linux. It's a
meta-package that should install a broad range of firmware, both free and
non-free. That's for the firmware, as for the drivers, you'll need
xserver-xorg-video-all, that should install everything you need and then more.
You may also need xserver-xorg-video-intel if you GPU is intel. Don't forget to


On Tue, 26 Oct 2021, Haines Brown wrote:

>I just installed Chimera RC on a Gigabyte Z590 machine (incidentally
>it looks like I could autoconfigure wireless with providing firmware).
>When I installed xorg and fluxobox, the display was low resolution.
>Apparently it is a low resolution default. lxrandr offers no other
>accessible resolution.
>I here paste the return of inxi on my current machine and then on the
>installation of Chimaera. Neighter machine has a v ideo card. I'm not
>sure that to make of this.
>The old machine with good resolution
>   Graphics:
>     Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel
>     bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5912
>     Display: server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev
>     failed: vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96
>     OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 630 (Kaby Lake GT2)
>     v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes

>On new machine with poor revoltuion
>  Graphics:
>    Device-l: Intel vendor: Gigabyte driver: N/A bus ID 00:02.0
>    chip ID: 8886:4c8a
>    Display: serve: X.Org 1.20.11 drive: loaded: vesa
>    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting resolution: 1024x768-76Hz s-dpi: 96
>    OpenGL:  renderer: llvmpipe (LLM 11.0.1 256 b its) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.5
>    compat-w 3.1 direct render: Yes

>Help intrpreting this would be much appreciated.
>Haines Brown