Linux distro for acer 4741G laptop

I need to install linux for my acer 4741 laptop.

Anyone who did this before and managed to solve the device driver problems please share your experience with me.

I already installed the backtrack linux and I able to make it work the both wireless and wired network connections and also the sound card is also working. But the problem is that I unable to configure 1360x768 resolution of the display. The display looking really flat and ugly under that linux. some help ? can you guide how to correctly configure the /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

--Thanks in advance--

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1 Answer

First backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/backup_xorg.conf


Then edit the xorg.conf file with vi and add a monitor resolution value to it like.

# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Note:if you are not confortable with vi you can edit using your text editor and save it as /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then in the section "Screen" add your resolution,it will usually like

Section "Screen"
Identifier    "Default Screen"
Device    "VirtualBox graphics card"
Monitor    "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth    24
SubSection "Display"
Depth     24
Modes     "1360x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection


Make sure you are editing the correct vendor details. you need to specify your resolution mode as 1360x768 and you are done.

Then restart the XServer by pressing control+alt+backspace together.

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