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Old 07-27-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Docking station and X issue.


I'm having an issue with a laptop with Fedora Core 5 on it. I installed it today and everything worked great on the laptop. It has a wide screen and the resolution was set to 1280x800. After attaching it to the docking station and booting into linux, the video was off (it is not a wide screen). In the desktop config, only 1280x800 was listed and the refresh rate was showing a negative number. I looked at the xorg.conf file and found nothing suspicious.

I ran the display utility with FC5 (system-config-display) and set the monitor to to the Dell FP that its using, and changed the resolution to 1280x1024. I restarted X and nothing had changed. I rebooted linux and nothing changed. I'm not sure how to get out of this state, 1280x800 isn't even in the config, yet that is what it loads to.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-24-2007, 12:24 PM   #2
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I'm having an issue with a laptop with Fedora Core 5 on it. I installed it today and everything worked great on the laptop. It has a wide screen and the resolution was set to 1280x800. After attaching it to the docking station and booting into linux, the video was off (it is not a wide screen). In the desktop config, only 1280x800 was listed and the refresh rate was showing a negative number. I looked at the xorg.conf file and found nothing suspicious.

I ran the display utility with FC5 (system-config-display) and set the monitor to to the Dell FP that its using, and changed the resolution to 1280x1024. I restarted X and nothing had changed. I rebooted linux and nothing changed. I'm not sure how to get out of this state, 1280x800 isn't even in the config, yet that is what it loads to.

Any ideas?

What is your docking station?
 
Old 06-25-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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The user wanted to dual boot his laptop. I ended up giving him VNC access to a server because I was unable to resolve this. It's not a big deal now. All I remember is that it was Dell equipment, laptop, docking station, and flat panel.
 
  


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