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Old 05-16-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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TFT Screen Driver

I'm still within my first hour of using Linux.

To give it a go I downloaded Knoppix LiveCD and I'm using it now.

The 'installation' took no time and I was on the Internet through my LAN connector very quickly - using Firefox/Thunderbird.

So that's all fine.

However (and theirs always one) the Koppix installation decided I had a 1024*768 screen whereas I have a 1280*768 wide screen and the LiveCD offers no alternative. Is it possible to find the appropriate screen driver (it's a recent Acer Aspire 5003 AMD 64 bit with SIS graphics) and where should I look!

If I can solve that little problem then I'll install the full version of Koppix..............and goodbye Seattle.
Old 05-17-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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Try "knoppix screen=1280x768" without the "" at the boot prompt. More cheat codes here
Old 05-18-2006, 07:47 AM   #3
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Many thanks for the link. The 'cheat' worked first time!


knoppix, widescreen, xorg

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