Hoary installed 2X - Laptop Display is too small after installation

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Sun Mar 13 16:43:38 UTC 2005

> I won't come out of the 800 X 600 display. The video
> card runs only at 64 MHZ.
> As this is a generic Laptop I don't know the specs on
> the card and don't know how to obtain them in Linux.
> If they are needed to resolve this, my only resolution
> is  to install WindowsME and then install a program
> called "Everest" which which will give me the video
> specs in a GUI dispaly.
> Anyway . . . 
> Hoary gives me a very small video display.
> The display worked excellently when I installed Warty
> on this Laptop only a few weeks ago.
> I noticed, that unlike Warty, Hoary didn't give me the
> chance to choose my video display modes during
> installation.
> Consequently when Gnome 2.10 is up and running & I
> checked for video display modes, all I have is 800 X
> 600 available.
> I have tried to reset the display using the Laptop's
> CMOS - and no go.
> I have searched through Unbuntu's help forums and
> found a suggestion to check /etc/modprobe.d/nvida
> I did that 5x (just to make sure I wasn't making a
> typo) -- it doesn't exist on this Laptop.
> I found another suggestion to run 'videodev'.  I don't
> what that is - a shell file perhaps?  If so where I
> find it so I can run it in a Root terminal?
> Is it possible to force Warty to get to a boot screen
> that will allow me to add display modes?
> And maybe this will help --- 
> my Warty Xorg.0.log contents. 

I am bit confused, it's not very clear if you have Warty or Hoary and
what works with what.

If you have a working Warty, look in the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4,
copy the "Monitor" section and put it into Hoary in the
file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Then restart X.

To get info about your monitor frequency ranges, you can also run the
command 'sudo ddcprobe' in a terminal window. Look at the bottom of the
output, it should give you the info you need.



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