Old Toshiba laptop not seeing all the screen under 8.04
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!.
> 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'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
I'd forgotten all about that, as I use the Menu item 'Screens & Graphics'.
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