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Re: strange melting screen when X starts

Thanks very much! I made some more progress in the weekend. I can login
as normal user after I deleted the .xsession file in the user's home
dir. I think I made a big mess when I was upgrading X. Hopefully, it
works now and my system hasn't hanged up till now. 

About the floppy LED problem, I think I'll have to contact my laptop's
manufacturer. Probably it's mad after too many times hard restart.

I compiled kernel 2.2.17 in the weekend, but didn't notice that it can
help with my display. I would be very thankful if you can tell me more.


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On Sat, 29 Jul 2000, Alexander Clouter wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, name wrote:
> > 
> > I've done it. I found an option in my BIOS setup called 'resolution
> > expended', and it was enabled by default. I disabled it and the melting
> > screen never show again. But there is a trade off. I can only get 640x480
> > small screen for text mode now. It's a bit painful. Can I have both full
> > screen text mode and a nice X?
> > 
> If I was you I would remove the references for your 640x480 screen mode
> for X as it's pointless so that X automatically defaults to 800x600.  If
> you still need 640x480 make it the second mode definition so that X
> default to 800x600.  Then re-enable your screen expansion and reboot.  See
> what that does.  With screen expansion I hope you have found a nice text
> console screen size to use so that when the text is expanded it looks
> okay.  This involves a kernel recompile and various things.  If you need
> to know how to do this just ask and I will guide you through this.

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