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Re: Newbie X Problem - get small 1/2 screen instead of full screen on monitor.

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:59:18PM -0600, John Kennedy wrote:
> Good morning,
> I've recently installed the 'current' Stable version... and am having a 
> problem with  X configuration.
> The box is an old 200 mhz Compac DeskPro with a
> Diamond Stealth 64 Video - S3 Vision 968 VRAM video card[4 meg V-RAM]
> and a
> CTX VL-700 monitor [ I searched for Specs but got conflicting info]
> Horiz= 30-70  Vert-50-160 seems to work but....
> The problem is
> when /I log in to the box with X Windows
> the useable screen is physically one half
> of the monitor's actual vertical screen height...
> and
> /I apparently am seeing only the 'extreme lower left part of the desktop 
> image'

Which X server are you using. I install X on old PC with wiht Diamond
Stealth 64 card. I had to install xserver-s3_3.3.6 to get X to work
properly. The chip on video card is not supported with X 4.1.

You may need to add or tweak Mode lines in XF86Config to correct the
display. Can you get the monitor to display properly using xvidtune?

You could also check /var/log/XFree86.0.log, .xsession-errors,
.gnome-errors, etc. to see if you have any error messages.
> I remember having this problem years ago with a RedHat box but I
> can't remember what I did to fix it.
> I'd appreciate it if someone can give me some help.
> Many-Many thanks in advance
> John Kennedy


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