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Re: Debian Display on Virtual PC 2004

On Monday 30 August 2004 23:49, Benny Wong wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently installed the testing Debian (Sarge) on Microsoft Virtual
> PC 2004. I am new to linux and am still poking around.
> I installed a base system and I installed x-window-system and gnome by
> using the 'apt-get install ...'. When I startx, they display is VERY
> wide and unviewable. I think it may have something to do with the
> settings that i used when setting up x. Can anyone help? Thanks A LOT.
> I would really liek this to work because Debian has been my fave
> distro that I've tried. Thanks!
> -Benny
You want to use the generic VESA video driver, 8192k video ram, 16 bit color, 
and probably start with 800x600 display.

This is what I have in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
Section "Device"
 Identifier "Generic Video Card"
 Driver  "vesa"
 VideoRam 8192
 Option  "UseFBDev"  "true"

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Generic Monitor"
 HorizSync 30-54
 VertRefresh 50-85
 Option  "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Device  "Generic Video Card"
 Monitor  "Generic Monitor"
 DefaultDepth 16
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth  16
  Modes  "800x600" "640x480"
David Sanders

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