915resolution - Intel video BIOS hack to support certain resolutions

Distribution: CentOS 5
Repository: PUIAS Unsupported i386
Package name: 915resolution
Package version: 0.5.3
Package release: 4.PU_IAS.5
Package architecture: i386
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 23.26 KB
Download size: 15.90 KB
Official Mirror: springdale.math.ias.edu
915resolution is a tool to modify the video BIOS of the 800 and 900 series Intel graphics chipsets. This includes the 845G, 855G, and 865G chipsets, as well as 915G, 915GM, and 945G chipsets. This modification is necessary to allow the display of certain graphics resolutions for an Xorg or XFree86 graphics server. 915resolution's modifications of the BIOS are transient. There is no risk of permanent modification of the BIOS. This also means that 915resolution must be run every time the computer boots inorder for it's changes to take effect. 915resolution is derived from the tool 855resolution. However, the code differs substantially. 915resolution's code base is much simpler. 915resolution also allows the modification of bits per pixel.



  • 915resolution = 0.5.3-4.PU_IAS.5
  • config(915resolution) = 0.5.3-4.PU_IAS.5

    Install Howto

    1. Create the repository config file /etc/yum.repos.d/puias-unsupported.repo:
      name=PUIAS Unsupported
    2. Install 915resolution rpm package:
      # yum install 915resolution


    • /etc/pm/sleep.d/99resolution
    • /etc/rc.d/init.d/915resolution
    • /etc/sysconfig/915resolution
    • /usr/sbin/915resolution
    • /usr/share/doc/915resolution-0.5.3/LICENSE.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/915resolution-0.5.3/README.fedora
    • /usr/share/doc/915resolution-0.5.3/README.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/915resolution-0.5.3/changes.log
    • /usr/share/doc/915resolution-0.5.3/chipset_info.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/915resolution-0.5.3/dump_bios


    2007-12-15 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.3-4 - add support for the E7221 chipset (BZ#425789) - fix suspend/resume hook placement (BZ#253453)

    2007-11-13 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.3-3 - incorporate patch from bz #331411

    2007-08-21 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.3-2 - bump

    2007-05-18 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> - add 'ppc64' to list of arches excluded from builds; no rebuild at this time

    2007-04-30 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.3-1 - update to 0.5.3

    2007-03-01 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.2-6 - bump

    2007-02-19 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.2-5 - add initscript infrastructure from Bojan Smojver, who kindly did most of the work to implement it. Thanks Bojan! :)

    2006-12-07 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.2-4 - bump

    2006-08-01 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.2-3 - excludearch ppc

    2006-08-01 - Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu> 0.5.2-2 - bump for build & release