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Old 02-06-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
networkguru32
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Monitor resolution for Redhad 9 and Dell Latitude C840


I am relatively new to Linux. I've played around with it here and there, but have decided to spend some more time learning it. I have an old Dell Latitude C840 Laptop and loaded Redhat on it. It boots and runs fine, even have internet access. The problem is, the Redhat desktop doesn't fill the entire available space on the screen. It looks like a photograph that has been mounted on a black matte. I imagine this is either a driver problem or a display setting problem. I tried selecting a specific monitor type and got same differing results including top half of the screen on the bottom half and bottom on the top. Can anyone help me out?

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Old 02-06-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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RH9 is massively outdated, support ended in 2004(?). You will save yourself a lot of time and effort switching to a supported distro. RH started there version counter over after RH9 when it switched to RHEL they are currently on version 5.1. Fedora is the development version of RH, it is on version 8. If you wish to stick to straight RH then you can download Centos5.1 for free. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed.
 
  


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