Re: laptop display
On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 04:02:04AM -0500, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> Hello. I just installed Debian Etch on an old laptop (IBM Thinkpad
> 770). It works okay, but the image is half the screen size. It's a
> centred box within the larger screen. How do I make it full size? I
> tried "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg", thinking that changing the
> resolution might help, but, it did not help.
> I suspect it's something to do with the laptop. This is the first
> laptop I've ever had. All suggestions are appreciated.
I used to have an old Thinkpad (until the screen died when the tent I
was camping in got hit by lightening). If I remember right, its
something in the bios setup __and__ a function of if its in dual-head
mode displaying both to the lid screen __and__ the VGA connector.
There's a function button on the screen to address the latter, try
cycling through that and see if it fixes it.
What happens on a text screen (non X). If its also small then
reconfiguring xorg won't help.