LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-20-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
aldta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Linux on Laptop Issue(Video)


Hey ... I also have a Dell Inspiron 8100
P3 1.2 GHz ..
512 MB Ram
Nvidia Geforce 4 440 Go (64mb)
15" UXGA (1600x1200)

and when I installed Mandrake Linux 9.2 on it... the screen is small .. its not the resolution ... the screen it self is a little box now...
It wont give me 32 bit color
and it also will not give me a higher resoulution
Help??
 
Old 11-20-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,066
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
There should be a BIOS option that allows
for screen adjustments... no idea what it's
called in Dells, or where in the BIOS it
lives ... just have a tinker. :}



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-20-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
Mikhail_16
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Gentoo rules them all
Posts: 279

Rep: Reputation: 31
naa, its a resolution issue. try booting knoppix, figure out what resolutions you can use from it. then edit your XFConfig file and input the info there. I did it few times myself. It always works.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 05:16 PM   #4
aldta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey Tinkster...thanks for your reply but that is not in the dell's bios...

Mikhail.. I am totally a NEWBIE to Linux...so I don't know what knoppix is
and how do I access the XFConfig file??
Thanks to both of you
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:42 PM   #5
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,066
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Quote:
Originally posted by Mikhail_16
]naa, its a resolution issue.
If it were a resolution issue he'd have 640x480
over the entire screen, not in a little block
restricted to the center of the screen ...

Think about it.


Cheers,
Tink
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A local wireless network for sharing files (linux desktop+linux laptop+mac laptop) whyatt Linux - Wireless Networking 1 11-01-2005 04:17 PM
video projector's remote control & linux laptop gour Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 10-05-2005 10:38 AM
slack 10.1 - video issue djjosephk Linux - Hardware 5 02-24-2005 04:32 PM
video playback issue dybbuk Linux - General 2 02-27-2004 12:49 PM
Best video card for a linux laptop opie_pac Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 01-05-2004 02:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration