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

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 15 01:41:43 UTC 2005

On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 07:52:19AM -0800, Mike Drabik wrote:

> I have installed Hoary 2 times on on my 5 year old
> generic Laptop.
> I won't come out of the 800 X 600 display. The video
> card runs only at 64 MHZ.
> The Machine itself has a 4.0 GB harddrive running a
> 380 MHZ CPU with 256 MB of RAM. Perhaps the CPU and
> harddrive are upgradable but the RAM amount is all the
> motherboard can handle.
> 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.

Please report a bug at http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/

Include the following:

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 from your Warty system
/var/log/XFree86.0.log from your Warty system
/etc/X11/xorg.conf from your Hoary system
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from your Hoary system

> I noticed, that unlike Warty, Hoary didn't give me the
> chance to choose my video display modes during
> installation.

That question is only ever asked if the system is unable to probe your
hardware to determine the mode for itself.

 - mdz

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