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to the monitor section of the "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" file. I've also experimented with other monitor and screen settings. But to no avail. The closest to success I have gotten is (this is hard to explain) where the vertical settings are correct, but the horizontal settings make the screen stretch across LCD panel, distorting everything left-to-right. To see the entire screen I have to use the mouse to 'push' (i can't explain it better than that) the screen to the other side of the LCD panel.
The machine has an SiS630 video card and is running RedHat 7.3 (latest kernel). Everything else about the OS works great (including the video card itself) except this.
I've already done that, on all three modes, 8, 16, & 24. I have it setup to use 1024x600 and 800x600, and both resolutions are stretched in ways I don't want. 800x600 fits, but stretches the "800" part to fit the LCD's 1024 width. When in 1024x600 mode, it stretches the screen beyond the LCD, which is obviously incorrect. I wish I could explain it better... am I making any sense at all?
If what I'm reading is correct, you mean Virtual Screen/desktop?
If that's what you mean, lookie here:
Device "nVidia Corporation|NV11"
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Virtual 1024 768
You see the "Virtual" tag? Reduce it to the maximum size of your screen, 1024x768. So it won't "stretch".
Well, I've been trying everything, and yet nothing works. I did, however, go back to RedHat 7.1 and the older version of XFree86 seems to support the configuration *better* but not that well, and 7.1 seems to lack a LOT of things I need in 7.3.
Thanks for everyones help, and please let me know if you think of anything...
Originally posted by Tinkster since this is quite a peculiar notebook, have you tried the linux-laptop mailing list?
No, I haven't... good idea, I should've tried that first.
Originally posted by RefriedBean Hi!
Just by the way, I think that XF86 4.x does not use modelines anymore, it makes them automatically on the fly, very nice
Oh yeah? I didn't know that, do you know if there are any ways to turn that feature off? It may be what is causing the screen to distort since sometimes the computer seems to ignore what I tell it. (I'd better get to reading those man pages)
Nice to hear that linux works on JVC MP-XP7210! I am thinking about buying one as well. All I want to know is how difficult the installation is going to be using SuSE V7.2 or V8.0. Is there any problem using a external CDROM? Do I need a floppy drive?