Old Toshiba laptop not seeing all the screen under 8.04

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 31 00:56:34 UTC 2008

On 05/30/2008 04:08 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> 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!.
>> <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5081054#post5081054>
> Well!  <huff />  I don't know why I bother if people are just going to solve
> their own problems!  :-)
> Which solution was it?  displayconfig-gtk?  I confess I've never heard of
> it.

It's not available/shown in KDE, only in Gnome - Gutsy. In Hardy it's

In Gutsy, it is the System|Administration|Screens and Graphics. In Hardy
it was hidden in Applications|Other and left unchecked so you had to go
and find it. I have a bug report somewhere that mentions that the reason
for hidding it is that it was apparently causing more trouble than it
was worth. I seem to recall that there was a patch to have it no longer
show up (even unchecked) under Applications|Other.

Note to Steven: you should only run that app as
gksu displayconfig-gtk
rather than
sudo displayconfig-gtk

I'd forgotten all about that, as I use the Menu item 'Screens & Graphics'.

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