>Travelmate – easier than 855/915resolution

>I have blogged about getting a new laptop, an Acer Travelmate 8204. I’m happy with it this far and have finally gotten around to actually installing Linux on it. The contestants where Suse and Kubuntu. Suse’s installer failed to boot, so Kubuntu won the trust on walk over.

When trying the Kubuntu live CD I ran into the issue of screen resolutions – my odd widescreen could not be selected. Some of you (thanks!) wrote and told me about the 855resolution and 915resolution packages – and reading instructions for them intimidated me. Thus, I decided to first attempt to get the ATI drivers going. To do that, I used the following lines from the Ogre Wiki (thanks!):

sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
echo fglrx | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
sudo sed -i -e 's/"vesa"/"fglrx"/' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Press alt-backspace

The parts in italics where changed by me to get things working – and to save a reboot. Now all I have to do is to install svn, Qt 4 and QtopiaCore and I’m happy for tonight.