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Old 01-19-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Question Compaq Armada graphics issue

I have Slackware on a Compaq Armada 1700. Everything is OK except when I start X only about half of the 14" screen is used.
The install set the resolution to 800X600 60HZ.
According to the specs this laptop can handle 1024X768 24-bit 16million colors.
I have tried playing with xorgconfig, but NO luck.
According to a spec sheet the graphics adapter is trident cyberblade.
Any suggestions?
dick green
Old 01-19-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Fixed it

I solved my problem by manually editing xorg.conf file as follows:

# Begin /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# Modified: January 19, 2008

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier " Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
# FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Compaq LCD"
ModelName "Armada 1700"
HorizSync 28-50


Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "Linear" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWclocks" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "STN" # [<bool>]
#Option "UseModeline" # [<bool>]
#Option "Stretch" # [<bool>]
#Option "LcdCenter" # [<bool>]
#Option "MMIO" # [<bool>]
#Option "SuspendHack" # [<bool>]
#Option "FixPanelSize" # [<bool>]
#Option "18BitBus" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
#Option "SetMclk" # <freq>
#Option "FPClock8" # <freq>
#Option "FPClock16" # <freq>
#Option "FPClock24" # <freq>
#Option "FPMode" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "chips"
VendorName "Chips and Technologies"
BoardName "F65555 HiQVPro"
BusID "PCI:0:8:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"

# End of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Last edited by; 01-19-2008 at 08:47 PM.



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