Old Toshiba laptop not seeing all the screen under 8.04

Jeffrey Tooker Jeffreytooker at frontiernet.net
Fri May 30 18:29:35 UTC 2008

Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> The laptop is an 8 year old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600. The VGA 
> controller is a Cyberblade/XP by Trident.  This morning on a whim I put 
> Hardy 8.04 on it, a clean replace of "Darya" Mint Linux 4.0 (based on 
> Feisty).  Now I only get 800 resolution and a ton of unusable black 
> space around the edges.  When I go into the Screen Resolution tool it 
> won't offer many anything greater than 800.  What's my next move?

Have you tried

"sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg"

This reconfigures the graphics for your system by your choices. These are determined by the characteristics of your system.  Hope this helps.

Jeffrey Tooker

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