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