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Re: Debian linux on Titanium 400MHz Powerbook: Screen too large?

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the pointers. This did the trick. I also had to change the HTiming and VTiming in the Monitor section. I'm guessing that was necessary, but what do the remaining Timing numbers refer to? And can I delete them?

Getting Debian running on the G4 PB has turned out to be a little more complicated than Yellowdog, which, perhaps not surprisingly required essentially no interaction or tweaking. Still the payoff of having dselect and apt-get should more than pay for it.

Now onto sound!

Thanks again, Pete

Rob Latham wrote:

On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 06:55:11AM -0700, Pete Riley wrote:

I've been struggling to get XF86config working properly with Debian linux on ti 400MHz Powerbook.

yay! i'm not the only one still using that old laptop :>
There's a little extra 'screen' that spills off my display.


for reference, here is my XF86Config-4 file. It's a hack of several ones, but, with the exception of the screen spilling over, works.


Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "LCD"
	Option       "DPMS"
	HorizSync    40 - 100
	VertRefresh  40 - 120

	Mode "1280x854"
		DotClock 79.816
		HTimings 1280 1296 1408 1536
		VTimings 854 855 858 866
		Flags "-HSync" "-VSync"

The modes should be "1152x768".  The newer titanium powerbooks have
this higher resolution, but this first edition only did 1152x768

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "LCD"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x854"

For the g4-400, I'd suggest going with a depth of 16 and the
aforementioned 1152x768.  That will get you DRI for the all-important
fast GL screen savers.

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