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Old 10-18-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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display resolution help


I have a laptop which i put slackware 10.2 on. I am running xfce (or kde) but the resolution does not fill my whole monitor. How can i fix this? THanks!
 
Old 10-19-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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Hi

Edit /etx/X11/xorg.conf and restart X.

Read through the file and see if you understand the notation. Should be quite straightforward.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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i changed the display size to "1280x800" restarted x and it didnt change.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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What video driver are you using? Did you use the correct horiz and vert sync for your monitor?
 
Old 10-19-2005, 07:55 PM   #5
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Here's my monitor section of xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 60.1
    VertRefresh 60.3 - 85.1
    ModeLine "1280x800@60" 83.46  1280 1344 1480 1680  800 801 804 828
      -HSync +Vsync
    ModeLine "1280x800@70" 98.89  1280 1352 1488 1696  800 801 804 833
      -HSync +Vsync
    DisplaySize 331 207
    Option      "DPMS"  "true"
EndSection
You'll want to change the Horizontal Sync and Veritical Refresh rates to your specific monitor.
Add these modes in the Screens section.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 08:01 PM   #6
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i dont know what the horizontal sync or vertical refresh rates are and have no idea how to find it out.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 08:08 PM   #7
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google for your monitor/laptop, your bound to find a page that gives the specifications
 
Old 10-20-2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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i tried to google "vaio vgn s260" but no luck finding those values. any other way to find out?
 
Old 10-20-2005, 05:47 PM   #9
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http://mshade.kicks-ass.net:8080/html/s260.html
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Sony_VGN-S260
the first site has the guys xrg.conf file, you should be able to get what yuo need from that
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:18 PM   #10
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I found that already but it doesn't say his horizSync or anything. Unless I am missing something.
 
Old 10-21-2005, 12:08 AM   #11
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sony vgn-S260

google gives spec as 1200x800 and uses ati radeon mobilty 9200 with 32mb video ram and screen is 13 1/2 in. Checkout FAQ and shilo at top of LQ SLW forum. Good luck.
 
  


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