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Old 07-14-2003, 05:39 AM   #1
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Slackware 9.x on Dell Latitude CPi A 266mhz

can anyone give me some advice regarding video modes for X Windows on this series of Dell Laptops. It would appear these machines have a 2mb Neomagic video chip. Straight off my X windows is working in 24 bit which is great (believe res is 1024x768 - any tools to verify this?>) using the 'vesa?' driver.

The problem is that the actual screen still has a large black border around the side, it its not using the whole screen. I've tried the various Xconfig programs to adjust it but without much success. Does anyone have a Dell with a similar videochip using the whole screen and running at a reasonable resolution...


Old 07-18-2003, 03:00 AM   #2
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2mb is a little slim for X, but let's give it a try

Ok, in the Screens section of your XF86Config file, please post up what you've got, the entire section please. Basically, you want something that looks like this:
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVidia GeForce 4 MMX-SE/TV"
#    Device      "ATI Rage Fury Pro"
    Monitor     "Hansol 910A"
#    Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"

    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
WHere "modes" has your desired res listed first.

Old 02-25-2005, 02:28 PM   #3
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Hi can you please direct me as to where i can find this file to edit?




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