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Old 06-06-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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how do i change the screen size and resolution on toughbook cf-27


installed ubuntu on my desk top after many weeks of playing with it as soon as i did my res changed with no alternative finally just bought new graphics card and have not looked back at the "windows" again recently bought a panasonic toughbook cf-27 with win 98 but lptop has no cd drive so made the dealer remove windows and but ubuntu(feisty) on it and now bios is set correctly even shows full screen when its booting up. then it goes to about half screen size and the resolution is 640x480 @ 60hz which means the bottom of my apps are cut off usually help,close,apply cannot connect lptop to internet yet so must copy everthing to usb flashstick any help please my eyes are starting to hurt from squinting.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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With Ubuntu, there's couple of ways you can try to fix this.
If you're able to see the tool bar across the top of the screen, click System > Preferences > Screen Resolution. Adjust the screen resolution as needed.

Other way is to modify the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Might help if you post "in code" your xorg.conf file.

Hope this helps.

P.S. I have a CF-47 running Mandrake 10.1. Been running Linux on it for over 5 years with primary purpose being a print server. Works great.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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can see the top of desk and both tool bars resolution only gives me the one option did this on my dsktop to thats why i changed cards . tried xorg.conf? in terminal was told no such dir.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 07:05 AM   #4
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf is X Window System server configuration file. If you can't find it, not sure what can be done to resolve the problem.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 06:07 PM   #5
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found xorg.conf. and xorg.conf.20070528131350 tried editing both get message could not save the file (you do not have permissions necessary to save the file.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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you need to be root to edit it
 
Old 06-07-2007, 06:24 PM   #7
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# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-51
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 06-07-2007, 06:26 PM   #8
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at least i could copy i without the changes cant wait to get my lptp on line
 
Old 06-07-2007, 08:18 PM   #9
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ok i have alot to learn i thought i was the root but i guess not i have done enough reading for tonight and still haven't found out how to edit this file tried log in as admin told cant that will change i am the only user thanks for the point in the right direction may be a few day,s before i post again"working out of town at least driving every night 3hr out 3hr back" I believe I have the info for changing xorg.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 05:34 AM   #10
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Looks to me problem is the monitor settings.
Try changing:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-51
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection
to this:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "Monitor1"
  VendorName "Generic"
  ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
  HorizSync 31.5-48.5
  VertRefresh 40-70
EndSection
 
Old 06-18-2007, 01:57 AM   #11
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What is the setting of System > Preferences > Screen Resolution ??
After u make modifications to /etc/X11/xorg.conf ,u need to change the resolution in gnome.
 
  


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