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Old 01-04-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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x11 "split screen" on sony vaio picturebook pcg-c1xd

Hello community,

recently installed peanut linux on my vaio picturebook and have a problem with x11.
The resolution of the LCD is 1024x480. In console mode no prob, screen is centered so I have a "normal" view with some black space on both sides.

But switching to X11 I have a kind of horizontally split screen: in the upper third there' s the bottom of the desktop, then comes a black bar of about 40 pixel hight and then there' s the top of the desktop. The part that shows the bottom of the desktop also is split (but vertically).

In /etc/X11 there is a huge sample XF86Config. I copied the ModeLine "# 1024x480 for certain Vaios" to the "Monitor" section of my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.
May it be a modeline problem? I tried some other modelines and resolutions (640x480), but there is always the black bar and the split screen....

Hope anybody can help.
Old 01-04-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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I forgot:
It's peanut linux with kernel 2.4.20 and XFree86

My XF86Config-4:
# XFree86 4.2.0 configuration generated by Xconfigurator 4.10.7

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

# Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use the xfs font server for improved
# interactive performance

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Sony Vaio LCD 1024x480"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30-64
VertRefresh 50-100

# 1024x480 vaio lt. sample XF86Config
ModeLine "1024x480" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 491 493 525 -Hsync -Vsync
# 1024x480 vaio c1ve
#ModeLine "1024x480" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -Hsync -Vsync
# 1024x480 @ 60 Hz
#ModeLine "1024x480" 37.26 1024 1056 1192 1224 480 490 495 505 -hsync -vsync
# 640x480 @ 60 Hz prob split screen too
#ModeLine "640x480" 24.11 640 672 760 792 480 490 495 505
# 1024x768 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 35.5 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "1024x768" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
# 1024x768 @ 70 Hz, 56.5 kHz hsync
#ModeLine "1024x768" 75 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync

Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (laptop/notebook)"
Driver "neomagic"
BoardName "Unknown"
# Option "Rotate"
# Option "pciBurst"
# Option "ShadowFB"
# Option "NoStretch"
Option "no_stretch"
Option "override_validate_mode"
Option "power_saver"
# Option "LcdCenter"
Option "lcd_center"
Option "externDisp"
Option "internDisp"
# Option "noMMIO"
# Option "SWcursor"
# Option "NoAccel"
# Option "NoLinear"
# Option "XaaNoScanlineImageWriteRect" # Normally enabled, disabled for now for Red Hat testing
# Option "XaaNoScanlineCPUToScreenColorExpandFill" # Normally enabled, disabled for now for Red Hat testing

Section "Device"
Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer"
Driver "fbdev"
BoardName "Unknown"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (laptop/notebook)"
Monitor "Sony Vaio LCD 1024x480"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x480"
ViewPort 0 0
# Virtual 1024 768

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666


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