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almozar
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T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

This is my computer info:


Product: ThinkPad T60p 2007-CQ8
Operating system: Windows XP SP2

Original description: Based on 2007-87U: T2600(2.16GHz), 2GB RAM, 100GB 7200rpm HD, 14.1in 1400x1050 LCD, 512MB ATI FireGL V5200, CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, 9c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Pro

The video card is: ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

This video card stinks. I cannot get it to work with a widescreen resolution monitor.
I have westinghouse 22'' 1680x1050.

My other laptop - the t60 works fine. It has a measily video card of 64MB ATI Radeon X1300, but it still can pick up the external monitor with both XP and Vista. I had both installed at one point.

For some reason this t60p is working subpar to my t60 and refuses to work with my external monitor.

I have tried the latest driver from Lenovo (includes CCC). I have tried uninstalling all of ATI drivers and letting the default windows one kick in. I have also had a configuration with Lenovo's presentation director trying to configure this laptop to work widescreen it does not work.

I have http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-62841 installed. For now, the setting is on 1400x1050 and the screen looks stretched. I can set the resolution to 1680x1050, but then instead of fitting the screen, I only see a limited amount of the screen and I have to scroll to see the rest of the desktop.

The firegl driver from ati's website doesnt work, and I think it is because they do not have an option for ati mobility firegl.
They have either ati mobility or ati firegl. I got the one for ati firegl v5200 and it wouldnt even install on the machine.. I submitted a ticket for ati/amd today.

Googling for their webpage : http://ati.amd.com/products/mobilityfireglv5200/specs.html, it talks about widescreen once, "2x/4x/6x Anti-Aliasing modes, Lossless Color Compression (up to 6:1) at all resolutions, including widescreen HDTV resolutions".
I'm not sure what that means... but nowhere on the page do they talk about whether it supports widesreen resolutions for LCDs like 1680x1050, which is not good news.


Please help if anybody knows how to get widescreen to work with my machine.
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Re: T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

Welcome to the forum!

 

You may want to try this out:

 

 http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/ATIPOWPL.zip

 

Good luck and let us know.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

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almozar
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Re: T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

This is posted in the readme.txt file and you can see FireGL v5200 is missing.. which is the one I have

 

This package supports:

"ATI MOBILITY IGP 7000"
"ATI MOBILITY IGP 9000"
"ATI MOBILITY IGP 9100"
"ATI MOBILITY FIRE GL T2/T2e"
"ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3100"
"ATI MOBILITY FireGL V3200"
"ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5000"
"ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5100"
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9500"
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9550"
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 S

wjli2
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Re: T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

Get the Catalyst driver for your card.
almozar
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Re: T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

In my original post, I wrote, "I have tried the latest driver from Lenovo (includes CCC)."

 

CCC = catalyst driver

I have tried that and it does not work. I can set the resolution to 1680x1050, but I see a small screen and have to scroll around to view the entire desktop.

almozar
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Re: T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/video-card-support/235006-solved-no-native-screen-r...

 

that solution worked for me... simply unplugging everything and replugging them back in. 

maxa1million
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Re: T60p widescreen external monitor doesnt work with ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5200

I have a problem with the v5200 which causes a TDR error I have have a t60p too upgraded from xp then vista then win 7 now win 10 all were 32-bit but with win 10 it will install but causes the tdr error I would like to get rid of micro's basic I see your problem is solved so far no one has been able to solve this problem one suggestion was to use the WDDM ver I did same error
I've been trying over a year to find a fix I guess iam stuck unless I reinstall win 7 probley will s

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