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I have an old Sony Vaio PCV-RX550. 1.5GHz P4, 256mb RAM. I've tried a few distros on it with little luck, until i tried Blag 70000. Blag installed without any problems and really runs well, despite this computer's less-than-impressive specs.
The only problem is, i can only get 800x600 or 640x480 resolution. Here is my xorg.conf:
I added the "Display" subsection manually (and restarted X). I still don't get an option for 1024x768 resolution, even after rebooting. I'm pretty sure that I did have this resolution under Windows XP on this machine.
Does this mean that I need to seek out a Linux video driver specific to this machine? If so, where would be a good place to start? Sony's official site doesn't seem to have Linux drivers, and I haven't been able to find any anywhere else.
Blag 70000 setup your video with as a nvidia card, so go to www.nvidia.com and do a search for video drivers for your card.
You'll need to install the kernel-headers to match your kernel.
Awesome, thanks very much for the advice. I'm at work right now, but I'll give this a try when I get home. I'm not sure what it means to install the kernel-headers to match my kernel, but hopefully that will be self explanatory.