Old Toshiba laptop not seeing all the screen under 8.04

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Fri May 30 22:51:56 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>> Jeffrey Tooker wrote:
>>> "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.
>> The only thing it asked me about was my keyboard.  What file is this
>> screen resolution information stored in?  I'd be quite happy to go an
>> edit that directly to tell it what resolution I want it to use.
> That's about all it should do - the actual graphics resolutions it will
> figure out for itself.  It's likely that you need to be able to provide it
> with a custom modeline - what sort of graphics chipset does it have?

It's done.  Here's a link that solved it for me in a hurry.  And now my 
dorky old laptop is running Hardy without help-I-need-glasses video!.

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