Re: laptop display (CORRECTION!)
Mark Grieveson(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> Mark Grieveson wrote:
> I tried this, but it did not work. It changed the initial text that is
> displayed as Linux is loading,
> >Hi Wayne. Thanks for your feedback. I'll try that. I'm using Etch;
> >so, I think the image is now 2.6.17.
> >>If you put vga=0x305 in your grub/lilo setup you can get 1024x768 in
> >>ie: in Grub
> >>kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8y root=/dev/hda1 vga=0x305 ro
> >> :-) HTH, YMMV, HAND :-)
Which is what I thought you had asked about in the initial query and
thats what it is supposed to do. Give you a full screen display
'on the console'
> but the xserver of Etch overrode this
> setting, and returned the display to 800x640, with this displayed as a
> smaller space within the entire screen (not using the full screen).
Because you must not have the below in your XF86Congig-4/xorg.conf.
I also posted the information for X but you never responded. Here it
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Trident Microsystems Cyber 9397"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Hey Wayne, thanks so much! That works. It's now displaying things
properly in a full screen. I must have missed your first posting of
this, but fortunately I caught it this time.
ps, I wonder why dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (and/or dpkg-reconfigure
-phigh xserver-xorg) got the settings wrong. This resulted in the
DefaultDepth being set at 24, and the HorizSync and VertRefresh were
slightly different too.