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Old 10-31-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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Fedora 4 - Display Setting On Ibm Thinkpad T23

I am new to Linux and have just loaded Redhat Fodora 4 into my IBM Thinkpad T23 2647MU laptop. Everything is fine except that the laptop display resolution can only be selected as either 800x600 or 640x480. As a result the graphics display is not very clear. What do I have to do to allow me to select 1024*768 (16-bit) ?
I also had a problem with the virtual console displays being located in a coloured rectangle with the characters being messed up. This was fixed by adding "vga=791" to the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf.

Thanks - Donald Semple
Old 10-31-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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I also have the same problem on my T42, anything above 800x600 creates a very garbled screen. Someone mentioned getting a driver for the videocard, but on ATI's website it says to refer to the laptop manufacturer, and on IBM's website there is no mention of Linux driver for my videocard.
Old 11-16-2005, 03:25 PM   #3
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i had the same problem on my thinkpad t23. the way to solve it is to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. just delete any other rezolution from the line with the default colour depth. on mine i have only "1024x756" at 24 bit - it works like a charm.
tested on debian, vector and slack. not tested with other distros/
Old 11-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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yes i had the same problem as well FC4 on presario x6110US, I edited my /etc/X11/xorg.conf adding 1024x728 to my display... and it fixed the problem


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