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Old 06-08-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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Sony Laptop Screen / Display Settings


Am trying to optimise my settings for my sony laptop to get optimum screen res of 1024 X 768. When installing Fedora core 2 it could not identify the correct settings and am using a generic setting of 800 X 600.

Have tried to set to a generic setting of 1024 x 768 for LCD and monitor and am getting bleeding charachters on screen.

Any Ideas which setting are best for this ?

It is a sony GRT815M P2.8 Laptop using an NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600 (64 mB)

Thank you.

Last edited by ebmaster; 06-08-2004 at 10:00 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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I did not see an entry for your laptop at

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/sony.html

Can you get it working at 800X600?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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I can use it with 800 x 600.

I can also see an entry for my system on the site :

Sony Vaio PCG-GRT815M
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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Oops heh.
Well I hope the site helps!
Good luck
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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Dont think this site helps as it talks about linux Gentoo ??

I have Fedora Core 2 installed.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:38 PM   #6
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If you scroll down you can see his XF86config file. HorizSync and VertRefresh rates are


HorizSync 29.0-65.0
VertRefresh 60.0


This should definitely help you. Now of course if you are using FC2 you will not have this file, you will have Xorg.conf.

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Old 06-29-2004, 05:44 AM   #7
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I'm having the exact same problem as you, when you go 1024x768 the screen goes unreadable. I also tried the nvidia drivers, but they were no use at all!
 
Old 06-29-2004, 06:25 AM   #8
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There must be a way round. Need to keep diggin at this one matey.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 05:56 AM   #9
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Well, I've given up on Fedora and I'm off to use Madrake Linux. Got it working using the Option "NvAGP" "8". Fedora just doesn't want to work at all!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 06:05 AM   #10
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Which version of madrake you using ? Also, Is there a link you have for download ?
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:52 PM   #11
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mandrake disrto

hey man, i get my distros offa http://www.linuxiso.org/, great site imo, i have gentoo, both fedora cores & slackware 9 & 9.1, running fedora core 2 at the moment.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 10:44 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by ipn1nj4
If you scroll down you can see his XF86config file. HorizSync and VertRefresh rates are


HorizSync 29.0-65.0
VertRefresh 60.0


This should definitely help you. Now of course if you are using FC2 you will not have this file, you will have Xorg.conf.
That's right, just edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Take a look at my Monitor section

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "ViewSonic E70fb-2"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

and my screen section

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

You can edit all this numbers by hand.
 
  


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