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Old 09-02-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
punkrocher
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Dell Inspiron 4000 display issues


Hey.

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...

http://supportforum.sun.com/sjds/ind...&start=0&rid=0

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.

-nick
 
Old 09-04-2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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Try changing your driver from ati to vesa, and see if the desktop looks better.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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On laptop, actually, enter instead of vesa, LCD.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 01:31 AM   #4
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fixed...

thanks to...

http://www.xs4all.nl/~fgalli/XF86Config.inspiron.7.3

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