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Old 09-06-2005, 06:42 AM   #1
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sony vaio pcg-c1xd screen problems


Greetings,

I'm trying to install linux on a Sony Vaio PCG-C1XD Picture Book.
I managed to get Kubuntu on it.
The only problem I can see is that the screen only displays the top left corner of the desktop.
I've tried various resolutions all to no avail.

Is there some trick to this, this being an unusual shaped screen n'all ?


Many thanks.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hi! Yes, I'm pretty sure you need to change your XFree86 config file, but I'm gonna give you a link to get you started off:

Linux on C1XD

That's an ok link, but there are plenty more on Google! (This is a nice way of saying Googleit ).

edit: Here's what you need to put in your xf86config file (type in "locate xorg.conf" into terminal, because I can't remember exactly where it is! /usr/X11R6 I think...)
Code:
XF86Config

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
    #Load       "glx"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

    RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/hack/"
    FontPath   "/usr/local/share/bochs/fonts/"
    FontPath   "/usr/local/share/AbiSuite/fonts/"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"Keyboard"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

    Option "XkbRules"	"xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"	"pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "wsmouse"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/wsmouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "Sony LCD Panel"

    HorizSync   30-64

    VertRefresh 50-100
    Modeline "1024x480" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 491 493 525

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
    Identifier	"Standard VGA"
    VendorName	"Unknown"
    BoardName	"Unknown"

    Driver     "vga"

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NeoMagic (laptop/notebook)"
    Driver      "neomagic"
    Option	"SWcursor"
    Option	"internDisp"
    Option	"externDisp"
    Option	"ShadowFB"
    Option	"overrideValidateMode"
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NeoMagic (laptop/notebook)"
    Monitor     "Sony LCD Panel"
    DefaultDepth 16

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x480" 
        #Modes       "1024x768" 
        ViewPort    0 0
	Virtual	1024 768	
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

    Screen "Screen 1"

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection
Just edit your xf86config file (check that above to make sure the resolution and everything are correct and match your laptop's specs, even though they're meant to be, and paste it in). And then, fire away!

J_K9

Last edited by J_K9; 09-06-2005 at 11:32 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 04:33 AM   #3
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Perfect. That's exactly what I was looking for. Thankyou!
I'd already spent about a day googling for help but missed that one.
I did have to copy some of the sections across but the device is now running the Kubuntu desktop nicely.
Bosses jaw on floor. He didn't think it could be done.

 
  


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