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Old 05-15-2006, 11:58 PM   #1
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Tweaking Display Settings with Live CD


I have this Dell LCD monitor that doesn't seem to display any thing above 480x600 pixel resolution when I boot it with knoppix 4.0.2.

And so I'm trouble shooting with these options and asking for advice as I go along.

http://www.kernel.org/pub/dist/knopp...cheatcodes.txt


"knoppix screen=1280x1024 depth=24" doesn't give it any improvements.


Here's the specs that might give someone some hints to help this dilemmna:

This LCD 17" Dell Monitor model 3011

Here's some more specs


"SiSoftware Sandra

Video Adapter
Model : Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
VGA Compatible : No
Total Memory : 93MB (93MB Video)
Texture Memory : 93MB

Video BIOS
Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Version : 0.0

Current Video Mode
Mode : 1280x1024 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit)
Current Refresh Rate : 75Hz
Virtual Desktop Size : 1280x1024

Video Driver
Model : ialmnt5.sys
Version : 6.14.10.4308
Expected Windows Version : 4.32
Video Acceleration : Yes
Screen Saver Active : 10 minutes(s)
Screen Saver Name : C:\WINDOWS\System32\logon.scr
Low Power Saving Active : 20 minutes(s)
Power Off Saving Active : 20 minutes(s)

Supported Video Modes
Mode 0 : 640x480 256 colours (8-bit) 60Hz
Mode 1 : 640x480 64K HiColour (16-bit) 60Hz
Mode 2 : 640x480 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 60Hz
Mode 3 : 640x480 256 colours (8-bit) 75Hz
Mode 4 : 640x480 64K HiColour (16-bit) 75Hz
Mode 5 : 640x480 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 75Hz
Mode 6 : 800x600 256 colours (8-bit) 60Hz
Mode 7 : 800x600 64K HiColour (16-bit) 60Hz
Mode 8 : 800x600 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 60Hz
Mode 9 : 800x600 256 colours (8-bit) 75Hz
Mode 10 : 800x600 64K HiColour (16-bit) 75Hz
Mode 11 : 800x600 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 75Hz
Mode 12 : 1024x768 256 colours (8-bit) 60Hz
Mode 13 : 1024x768 64K HiColour (16-bit) 60Hz
Mode 14 : 1024x768 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 60Hz
Mode 15 : 1024x768 256 colours (8-bit) 75Hz
Mode 16 : 1024x768 64K HiColour (16-bit) 75Hz
Mode 17 : 1024x768 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 75Hz
Mode 18 : 1152x864 256 colours (8-bit) 75Hz
Mode 19 : 1152x864 64K HiColour (16-bit) 75Hz
Mode 20 : 1152x864 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 75Hz
Mode 21 : 1280x600 256 colours (8-bit) 60Hz
Mode 22 : 1280x600 64K HiColour (16-bit) 60Hz
Mode 23 : 1280x600 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 60Hz
Mode 24 : 1280x768 256 colours (8-bit) 60Hz
Mode 25 : 1280x768 64K HiColour (16-bit) 60Hz
Mode 26 : 1280x768 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 60Hz
Mode 27 : 1280x768 256 colours (8-bit) 75Hz
Mode 28 : 1280x768 64K HiColour (16-bit) 75Hz
Mode 29 : 1280x768 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 75Hz
Mode 30 : 1280x1024 256 colours (8-bit) 60Hz
Mode 31 : 1280x1024 64K HiColour (16-bit) 60Hz
Mode 32 : 1280x1024 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 60Hz
Mode 33 : 1280x1024 256 colours (8-bit) 75Hz
Mode 34 : 1280x1024 64K HiColour (16-bit) 75Hz
Mode 35 : 1280x1024 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit) 75Hz
Mode 36 : 640x480 16 colours (4-bit)
Mode 37 : 800x600 16 colours (4-bit)

Enhanced Video Settings
Animation Effects Enabled : No
Full Windows Drag Enabled : No
Font Smoothing Enabled : No
HighContrast Feature On : No

Device Mode Characteristics
Physical Medium Width : 320 mm, 13 in
Physical Medium Height : 256 mm, 10 in
Recommended CRT/Panel Size : 20 in
Horizontal/Vertical Resolution : 96x96 dpi
Colour Bits/Planes : 32 / 1 bit(s) pp
Brushes : 4294967295
Pens : 4294967295
Colours/Shades : 4294967295
Pixel Width/Height/Diagonal : 36 / 36 / 51

Driver Clipping Capabilities
Can Clip Output to Rectangle : Yes
Can Clip Output to Region : No

Driver Raster Capabilities
Supports Banding : No
Supports Fonts Larger than 64Kb : Yes
Can Transfer Bitmaps : Yes
Supports Bitmaps Larger than 64Kb : Yes
Supports Device Bitmaps : No
Supports DIBs : Yes
DIBs on Device Surface : Yes
Flood Fills : Yes
Supports Windows 2.x : Yes
Stretch/Compress Bitmaps : Yes
Stretch/Compress DIBs : Yes
Supports Scaling : No
Palette-Based Device : No
Saves Bitmap Locally : No

Driver Curve Capabilities
Can Draw Circles : Yes
Can Draw Ellipses : Yes
Can Draw Pie Wedges : Yes
Can Draw Chord Arcs : Yes
Can Draw Wide Borders : Yes
Can Draw Styled Borders : Yes
Can Draw Wide, Styled Borders : Yes
Can Draw Rounded Rectangles : Yes
Can Draw Interiors : Yes

Driver Line Capabilities
Can Draw Polylines : Yes
Can Draw Styled Lines : Yes
Can Draw Wide Lines : Yes
Can Draw Wide, Styled Lines : Yes
Can Draw Markers : Yes
Can Draw Polymarkers : Yes
Can Draw Interiors : Yes

Driver Polygonal Capabilities
Can Draw Alternate-fill Polygons : Yes
Can Draw Winding-fill Polygons : Yes
Can Draw Rectangles : Yes
Can Draw Scan Lines : Yes
Can Draw Wide Borders : Yes
Can Draw Styled Borders : Yes
Can Draw Wide, Styled Borders : Yes
Can Draw Interiors : Yes

Driver Text Capabilities
Supports Stroke Clip Precision : Yes
Supports Stroke Output Precision : Yes
Supports Character Output Precision : Yes
Supports 90 Character Rotation : No
Supports Any Angle Character Rotation : No
Supports Independent X-Y Scaling : No
Supports Doubled Character for Scaling : No
Supports Integer Multiples for Scaling : No
Any Multiples for Exact Scaling : No
Can Draw Double-Weighted Characters : No
Can Italicise : No
Can Underline : Yes
Can Draw Strikeouts : Yes
Can Draw Raster Fonts : Yes
Can Draw Vector Fonts : Yes
Cannot Scroll Using BitBlt : No

Performance Tips
Tip 2221 : Driver is not certified.
Tip 314 : Video BIOS is too old. Check for an update.
Tip 322 : Turn off screen savers. Use the monitor power saving mode.
Tip 323 : Remove the desktop wallpaper to save memory and improve performance.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.
 
  


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