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Old 06-08-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Screen area really small

I just installed gentoo on a Toshiba laptop with a trident cyberblade xp graphics card, and the screen, even on the terminal is restricted to about 640x480 (only part of the screen is covered), even when I try VGA on grub, 1204x786 in X. It's really annoying. Any ideas?

Old 06-09-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Chances are its your laptop.

Most laptops are designed not to operate at under 1024x768. I will venture a guess that the GUI runs at 1024x768 and the console runs at the 640x480. If that is the case, then it is truely the laptop.
Old 06-09-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
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Nope. It ran 1204x786 with Ubuntu, so It's not the laptop. Besides: the GUI is the same size as the console. I'm thinking it's a kernel problem, but I don't know how that's possible.



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