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Old 01-18-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
destroygbiv
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Problems resizing the visible portion of the screen.


Okay, so I've installed Slackware 10.2 on my Sony laptop (PCG-FX120) and all seems to have gone well.
My only problem is that I have a black border surrounding the visible portion of the screen that I would normally just resize the screen to do away with.
Hense the problem resizing the screen.

I'm using fluxbox as a window manager.

I have tried running 'xvidtune' from the xterm command line. A box pops up that informs me that "Video modes are not tunable on this chip."
Okay.
I have tried switching over to KDE via 'xwmconfig'
from KDE I have tried running KRandRTray (Screen Resize and Rotate)
An icon appears on the toolbar that shows that KRandRTray is loading, but then it disappears after a minute leaving me with nothing.
Am I supposed to resize somehow within that minute? If so, what keys am I to press?

This is all that I have tried so far.
A little bit of web searching has turned up something about xorg.conf
but I don't even know where that file is kept, so I thought it best to ask before mucking about.

Thanks in advance, and if anymore information is required, just ask.

peace in the middle east
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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Also, still messing about
I loaded up Xfce (the cholesterol free window manager?)
and jumped to settings, then display preferences

The only resolution listed here is 640x480@86

So possibly a driver issue?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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My guess is a driver issue

does anybody have any suggestions for a distribution that might recognize my hardware and allow for higher screen resolution?

thanks
 
Old 02-02-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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Hey
Do backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf examble xorg.back
Xorg.conf is place where is resolutoins you can use.Some distros resolution can change on fly >ctrl and alt and +/- (+up -down) not work in my 10.2. (X Killing works.)ctrl+alt+backspace.
Then try solve you videocard and what resolution you you screen can..I belive 1024*768.
#xorgconfig....in console it ask' mouse,keyb.country,,,,and you videocard and best..resolutions you want to use.
Don't try too high..if something goes wron kill X ctrl + alt + backspace..
I hope this help..Always best way to learn is to do it hardest way..You always can delete xorg.conf and copy you xorg.back back.
and sorry my english..

I have slaky 10.2 my both machine 2'PIII and t21 thinkpad..works fine..so I think it works in you sony too

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