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Old 03-05-2007, 11:59 PM   #1
VWandSTUDEBAKER
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Ubuntu double page


A friend gave me his Ubuntu disc to try. Once I loaded it, there were two screens. One was about 2/3 the normal size and the other took up the rest of my screen. Has anyone else ever had this problem? Im installing it on a Dell Latitude C800 just to play with.

THanks,
David
 
Old 03-06-2007, 12:33 AM   #2
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re: Dell c800

what Version of Ubuntu are you using? Did you try using the live-CD?

Sounds like X is misconfigured or the autodetection software didn't properly identify you Video Chip. It seems to be pretty old hardware but should work. check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf to make sure your using the correct driver.

From what I can gather from the linux laptop site "...you have to choose a screen resolution no less then 1280x1024, if you choose a lower resoultion then your system may encounter some problems to start X correctly"

That my be your only problem
 
  


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