I just installed VectorLinux 5.1 STD on my old Dell Inspiron 4000. The installation went great and no real issues came up. except when x starts up. The display has these weird 'fuzzy' bands going vertically down part of the screen. I ran xorgconfig again and made sure i had the right video card and correct sync rates. i even found a page that had the correct sync rates and manually entered them in xorgconfig...
still no fixes. im still somewhat new to linux, but im no floundering newbie. I ran slackware 9.1 and 10 on my desktop a while back. but never ran it on a notebook.
also. im not sure if this is related or not. but when in text only mode. the resolution is very... weird. it shows up only in a box in the center of the screen. not fully utilizing the entire screen. like a giant black border.
anywho. any help or ideas on these issues would be greatly appreciated. thank you all for you time.