Re: laptop display
Mark Grieveson(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> 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 just finished setting up 2 Thinkpad 770's. It took a lot of
googleing to get a working system running.
You did not mention which kernel you are running, or which boot
loader, and that matters.
kernel-image-2.4.27-speakeasy will not do 1024x768. I downloaded the
source and it does not allow the framebuffer to be configured. Your
what you have now with. The kernel-image-2.6.8 will tho. I tried
the 2.4.27 source from security but it won't compile. You can set up
the framebuffer but I can't get it to compile using kpkg or the old
If yoy put vga=0x305 in your grub/lilo setup you can get 1024x768 in
ie: in Grub
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8y root=/dev/hda1 vga=793 ro
:-) HTH, YMMV, HAND :-)
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