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Old 06-15-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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screen resolution problems


hi, here is a silly question

i want to run the resolution in 1024x768 but the problem is that the desktop is resized to the center of my monitor, ie it does not expand to the full area of my screen. since it is a laptop there is no way to stretch the screen. so in order to cover the full area of the monitor i am "forced" to used resolution of 1600x1200 with the obvious disadvantages (most websites are best viewed in 1024x768, small windows, icons, fonts; although i ve changed some settings for better visualisation)

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Old 06-16-2004, 01:04 AM   #2
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What laptop and video card are you using?

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Old 06-16-2004, 01:05 AM   #3
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Did you check your bios settings?

My last 2 laptops (asus/compaq) had a bios option to do this (centre image or stretch).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 02:38 AM   #4
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I had the same problem with my Dell C840 w/ GeForce 440 Go. I was running Knoppix HDD install and just updated my drivers using the Linux ones available from the nVidia website. There were some instructions oh how to change one of the configuration files (sorry, 2 wks into linux and learning slowly) for the Xserver, I believe.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 04:44 AM   #5
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the laptop is toshiba satellite 5000-204 with a nVidia GeForce2 Go. in some of the toshiba's laptop (including mine) you cannot enter the bios setup as there is no such thing
 
Old 06-16-2004, 05:13 AM   #6
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You could try installing the latest NVIDIA drivers. Head to NVIDIA's driver download page and get the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run file. Follow the installation instructions on that page to install them (you'll probably have to chmod u+x the file).

As for the BIOS thing, when you turn on your laptop, does it have a splash image before your boot manager comes up? If so, try pressing various combinations of <DEL>, <F1>, <F10>, <F12>, or <ESC> while it's displayed.

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Old 06-16-2004, 05:32 AM   #7
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regarding the bios the only thing you can change is the boot sequence. i had a look on the web a short time ago and some toshiba laptops dont have an interface for the bios. you are supposed to change the settings through the toshiba utilities, which utilities only offer option about changing the boot sequence and setting a bios password if i recall well. updates to the bios sometimes fix that and provide an interface, but not in my case as i have already updated it.

thanks for the help i ll try the driver and will post back.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 05:49 AM   #8
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...toshiba laptops dont have an interface for the bios. you are supposed to change the settings through the toshiba utilities...
Hmmm, good to know.

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Old 06-19-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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hi, so to end up this thread the current nvidia driver does not support the fedora kernel (or the other way around if you prefer) due to being 4stack and not 8stack. a new driver should be coming at some point. for more info check the following thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=192523

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