Old Toshiba laptop not seeing all the screen under 8.04

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Fri May 30 23:10:05 UTC 2008


Jeffrey Tooker wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> 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
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>>
>>
>>
>>   
> Found this:
> 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-trident/+bug/232491
> 
> Jeffrey Tooker

True that the acceleration doesn't appear to be working, but it wasn't 
working under earlier Ubuntu releases either.  But this mainly gets used 
for support work when I'm out of town.  Since most of that is in ssh 
terminal mode I won't worry too much about the graphics being slow.
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