Old Toshiba laptop not seeing all the screen under 8.04
sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Fri May 30 23:03:16 UTC 2008
> On 05/30/2008 09:22 AM, 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?
> Boot into recovery mode, select the second option to recover X, then
> when finished, select option 1 to continue to boot. That should pick up
> & correct the resolution. If not then you may need to edit
What did it was opening a terminal and do "sudo displayconfig-gtk".
I found my driver (finally! yeah...) Trident Cyberblade and saved it.
Rebooted and then screen filled out all the way. Then I went back in
to the display config routine and changed the screen display resolution
to 1024*768. Now everything is as it was before when I was running
"Darya" Mint Linux v4, except that I'm on Hardy.
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