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Full Screen Mode on a MacBook Pro

Posted 11-06-2010 at 09:09 AM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-12-2010 at 10:35 PM by Focused4Success (changed video mode.)

I use VGA Mode 0x377 to run OpenSUSE in full screen mode on my MacBook Pro. This is not ideal, because the Linux screen resolution is 1200x900x16, but, it pretty close to the LCD resolution which is 1440x900x32. This avoids the scroll bar that Parallels will create when using higher resolution than the monitor can handle.

After changing my video memory to 16MB, I am able to select 0x33d: 1440x900, 16 bits. (24-bit modes cause the X Server to crash).

The screen mode is configured...
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Who is this Focused4Success Guy?

Posted 11-06-2010 at 08:56 AM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-06-2010 at 10:24 AM by Focused4Success (add category)

Hello all. I've decided to keep a log of my Unix and Linux escapades on my LQ Blog.

I've been a Unix guy since 1980. I got my first login while pursing an Information Engineering degree (INFE) at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle campus (UICC). I can't remember my login name, it was probably jpb. The computer was a PDP 11/45 with 256Kb of RAM. I don't know how big the disk was. It was running a modified Unix V7 kernel. The shell was... sh. The sysadmin, Ralph, had a room where...
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Posted in Unix Stories
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Native UT2004 from

Posted 11-05-2010 at 11:14 PM by disturbed1
Updated 11-05-2010 at 11:16 PM by disturbed1 has some pretty decent deals on Windows only games. A couple of these games were originally released with native Linux clients.

Installing UT2004 and running native on Linux is pretty straight forward. You will need wine to run the GOG installer though. I accomplished this on Slackware64 multilib without any issues.

You need -
UT2004 from GOG - of course
UT2004 latest patch.
I used which weighs...
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Debian & Fglrx

Posted 11-05-2010 at 08:42 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I've decided to change from Ubuntu to Debian Testing again, after a bad encounter with the Ubuntu updater. Long story short, I did not know it was going to take 4+ hours to update from 10.04 to 10.10, and when I was informed, I just killed the system power in disgust.

Anyway, as with every system I've had on this laptop ( an Acer Aspire 5536 ) I've discovered why I will never buy ATI/AMD graphics hardware again. You have two driver options - xserver-radeon and fglrx.

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I am blushing.

Posted 11-05-2010 at 03:57 PM by peonuser

Do not know whether I am helping or defeating the linux cause. But I am blushing from my alter ego name being mentioned again on the most recent Revision3/Tekzilla podcast.

Yea, the l293d's came in. Have to now follow God's hacker commandment of "Thall shalt solder".
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